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Flu fears hit Barbados port "CONCERNS over swine flu have impeded disembarkation of the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory in Barbados today, but the cruise line disputed a report that the ship had been quarantined. Speaking today at the Maritime Security Council meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Barbados Port CEO Everton Walters said that he was rushing back to the island because the Carnival Victory had been quarantined and the cruise port had been closed. Carnival told a different story. In a statement sent to Fairplay today, Carnival explained that “a female crew member on the Carnival Victory exhibiting flu-like symptoms was recently placed in isolation in compliance with the cruise line’s standard health protocols. Upon the ship’s arrival in Barbados this morning, this information was provided to local authorities on the vessel’s entrance and clearance paperwork per standard practice.”"


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