Cruise Ship Presents Incorrect Medical Information To Health Officials

Health Minister Molwyn Joseph

A cruise ship reportedly presented incorrect medical information about passengers on a vessel that docked in Antigua & Barbuda this week.


Sharon Martin, the Chief Public Health Inspector made the revelation at public consultations for the 2020 Quarantine Bill on Thursday.


“I said to the CMO, how can a ship be sailing 5, 6 days and no one at all is ill? I have concern, so I personally went and boarded the ship and asking them for the medical log, the medical log, I wanted to see the medial log, it revealed something else.


Minister for Health, Molwyn Joseph said tighter procedures will be applied to ensure health officials can verify the information presented by the ships.


“Health officials have to board the ship and look and the logs and look at the report to see if the logs are consistent with the reports they get”, the Minister said.


“The focus is now on the control of the introduction and spread of events that are likely to result in public health emergency of international concern, he explained.

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  1. All I want to know is how many millions was the ship fined?

    This is where the conversation must start….

    I do not wish to hear any other details…

    • Ikr!
      Had it been a ship from Antigua to dock elsewhere n provided false information, Antigua would have been fined, banned, the ship would be placed on dry dock n the whole works!

  2. I just want to know what the medical log reveal and if they put our population at risk bu lying

  3. Before I came to this post, there was a more recent post where a guy off of this ship said :

    We are US citizens on the cruse ship Costa Luminoca. Coming from Florida. Before that the ship spent it’s time in the carabain. No sickness yet we were just turned away from Antigua after being invited to visit.

    However could it be that this person was not informed about the inconsistencies of the log and what was told to the health officials?

  4. Saw that comment and in my opition I don’t believe that it was a passenger on that ship. I believe that someone is being malicious and wants to stirp up a public debate

    • Thanks @SMDH..You could be right about that for sure. Sometimes I really have to wonder about people

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