Saint Lucia public health officials reported on Tuesday, that a cruise ship which apparently is owned by the Church of Scientology was quarantined because of possible exposure to measles.
The Chief Medical Officer of the Caribbean territory, Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, indicated in a video message that the authorities were alerted early Tuesday of a measles case on the cruise line. Fredericks-James said, “because of the risk of potential infection, not just from the confirmed measles case but from other persons who may be on the boat at this time, we made the decision to not allow anyone to disembark.”
Victor Theodore, a sergeant in the St. Lucia Coast Guard told CNBC that the cruise ship, called “Freewinds” is currently at the docks of the Caribbean Island. There was no immediate response to the request for comment by the Church of Scientology, which owns a shill called “Freewinds” that is based in the Caribbean.