Disney Cruise Line Ship Worker Dies at Sea
A worker aboard the Disney Wonder died Tuesday. The ship is traveling around the Caribbean to repatriate crew members who have been stuck on board since the cruise industry shut down in March.
Eddie Burgos Ragodon of the Philippines was a painter aboard the Disney Wonder. It is reported, by a colleague who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation, that he visited the ship’s medical clinic with chills.
It is not reported as to what his cause of death is, but Disney Cruise Line will test Ragodon for COVID-19, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via email.
Disney Cruise Line, like many cruise lines, have extended their cancellations for some ships until the fall. They recently announced that in accordance with Cruise Lines International Association regarding the extension of suspended passenger operations from U.S. ports, Disney Cruise Line will be canceling Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy sailings through September 15, 2020.
Many crew members on the ships had finished their contracts and were stuck on ships. Cruises were first canceled in March and many crew members are just now getting off the ships and heading home. In May, crew members for several nations including South Africa, the Philippines, and Brazil were allowed to repatriate. European countries including the UK were much later.
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