159 sailors return to Ukraine by special flight from Amsterdam
08/05.2020 6:15 p.m.
From the Netherlands to Ukraine at 2:20 p.m. local time, the special flight of Ukraine International Airlines carried 159 Ukrainian sailors on cruise ships.
This was announced at Schiphol Airport in a comment to Ukrinform by the Ukrainian consul in the Netherlands, Yuri Karpuk.
“The crew members of Ukrainian citizens among the crew members of the cruise ships in which Carnival Corporation is engaged were dispatched to Ukraine. On May 8, 159 sailors flew to Ukraine,” said Karpuk.
In general, there are ten: Regal Princess, Emerald Princess, Caribbean Princess, Island Princess, Crown Princess, Sky Princess, Volendam, Veendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam.
Ukrainians who were on cruise ships say they worked on contracts.
“The standard contract is for six months. We spent approximately five months on the ship because the company terminated the contract due to the coronavirus. She was interested in returning us as soon as possible. We were kept isolated on the ship for more than two months, “said a cruise to Ukrinform. ship Dmitry Vladuniv.
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“There were several airliners. There were no patients on the ship we were on. There were no cases of illness, for example, the same acute respiratory viral infection,” said Oleg Drondel , the cruise ship supervisor.
The crew members were accompanied by representatives from Airport Angels, which provides assistance and service to passengers.
159 sailors return to Ukraine by special flight from Amsterdam / Photo: Irina Drabok, Ukrinform
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru