Braemar passengers disembark in Cuba, to be flown back to UK

Passengers aboard cruise ship Braemar (IMO 9000699), which had been stranded for more than a week in the Caribbean after at least five people on board tested positive for the virus and more than 40 were tested, disembarked in Cuba on Wednesday March 18th and should be on their way home.

Cuba offered a haven to the Braemar at the request of the UK government after several other countries – including Barbados and the Bahamas, refused to allow it to dock – declined to let it dock.

Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said: “Let us reinforce healthcare, solidarity and international cooperation”.

1993-built, Bahamas-flagged, 24,344 gt Braemar is owned by Braemar Cruises II Ltd care of manager Fred Olsen Windcarrier AS of Oslo, Norway. ISM manager is Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd of Ipswich, UK. It is entered with Skuld (Business unit Skuld Oslo 2) on behalf of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd.