Cozumel, Q.R. — Another group of Mexican cruise ship workers have landed at Cozumel after being stranded at sea due to the global health pandemic.
On Wednesday, Carnival Glory docked at Puerta Maya carrying 76 Mexican cruise ship workers, 25 of whom are from the state of Quintana Roo including three who live in Cozumel. Island mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis says that although the ship docked around noon Wednesday, the Mexican crew members will disembark Thursday.
He explained that as before, the process will be carried out under strict sanitary security measures and protocols so as not to risk the health of residents. The three Cozumel ship workers will be transferred to their homes via a private vehicle provided by city council.
When crew members begin to disembark, personnel from the Port Authority, Cozumel City Council, the State Secretariat of Health with staff, the National Institute of Migration (INM), the Island’s Naval Sector, Port Pilots, Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture will be on site to ensure all those disembarking will do so with the proper paperwork.
“I want to make clear that the Carnival company cruise ship will not arrive with tourists, but with Mexican workers, all of them free of Covid-19 who at this time, were left without their source of employment due to the crisis caused by the pandemic of coronavirus. We are proud to be part of this process so that the countrymen reach their homes with their families, which in these difficult times, is when they need them the most,” he said.
The cruise ship employees will leave the island for Playa del Carmen from where they will travel to their places of origin. Last week, a Disney cruise ship arrived with 68 Mexican crew members who returned to their homes.