Passengers on stranded virus-hit ship plead for helpHolland America's cruise ship Zaandam as it entered Panama bay on March 27, 2020. Ashford told passengers in a video message the company was still trying to "figure out" where to disembark passengers from the stricken Zaandam liner -- four of whom have died. - Ships 'in tandem' -Passengers showing no signs of the virus were ferried a short distance to a sister ship, the Rotterdam, off Panama on Saturday. In his message, Ashford said he wanted to dispel a "myth" that one was a "healthy ship" and the other a "sick ship." - Worried passengers -The Zaandam left Buenos Aires on March 7 and was supposed to arrive two weeks later at San Antonio, near Santiago, Chile.
Source: Bangkok Post March 29, 2020 23:26 UTC