Why the quarantine is such a fail: Scientology ship was set up as an interrogation factory - 2019-05-14
Two weeks ago today Scientology's floating cathedral the Freewinds arrived at St. Lucia and was put under quarantine. Officials in the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao had confirmed that there was a female crew member with measles on board the private cruise ship, and they alerted St. Lucian officials so that no one disembarked after the vessel arrived at Castries harbor.
The ship soon became a symbol for the "anti-vaxx" hysteria in the US and elsewhere which has produced a wave of new measles cases, 19 years after the CDC had declared the disease dormant in the US.
But what made the story especially intriguing for the world's press was that it wasn't just any cruise ship whose passengers were trapped on board, but that it was Scientology's secretive ocean-going chapel.