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The Large Cruise Ships are to be dumped in Scotland

Alongwith their employees.

They are to be put in the area of Scotland

that already has the highest incidents of coronavirus

with the most deaths at three times the United Kingdom average

SECRET plans have been drawn up

to berth a dozen cruise ships at Greenock, Scotland

and bring potentially thousands of crew members ashore.

The intention is to disembark crews

- of up to 500 people from each vessel -

for 'onward travel to transport hubs'

and repatriation to their home countries

amid the coronavirus outbreak, 

But concern has been expressed about the proposed arrangements, which are set to be debated and voted on

Peel Ports —

owners of Ocean Terminal —

have applied for permission to dock 12 vessels here

for 'lay-up' in the wake of the collapse of the cruise industry

due to the pandemic.

An Inverclyde Council report on the matter

has been withheld from public view

A situation with a dozen big ships at Greenock.

 

The coronavirus death rate  here in Greenock. Inverclyde

is three-times higher than the national average

The highest  coronavirus deaths in Scotland is here.

 

 

The plan is to disembark crews of up to 500 from each vessel — that's potentially 6,000 people —

for onward travel to transport hubs,

including Glasgow Airport.

But it's unclear how this would happen.

The question is,

would be people be left to their own devices to get to a transport hub, or will they be taken there?

That detail is just not there.

But the power to stop the ships berthing here in Greenock

lies with the Scottish Government

 

 

From a humanitarian point of view,

people deserve to go home but that has to be done safely.

 there were 'obvious issues' regarding the matter.

 There have been issues around COVID-19

and cruise ships already.

 

These cruise ships,

whether they have skeleton crews or full crews at present,

it will still be significant numbers of people.

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T
Hello Jack,
AND WHAT A STUPID PLAY ON SCOTLAND TO LET THEM DO IT!!! WHO ARE THEY TRYING TO WIPE OUT?
Trish
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J
It is a strange terrible time

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