FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2020
Contact: Chief Medical Officer, Chair
Health Services Subcommittee
National Emergency Committee
REPATRIATED SAILOR DEATH NOT DUE TO COVID-19
It is with deep sadness that the Health Services Sub-committee of the National Emergency
Committee confirms that a Crew member who was repatriated on May 26, 2020 on the Royal
Caribbean's Vision of the Seas died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital early today, June 9. The
thirty-seven (37) year old man was one of 358 Vincentian sailors who disembarked the vessel on May 30 after testing negative on both the rapid and the first PCR COVID-19 tests.
A second negative COVID-19 PCR test result received today confirmed that his death was not related to COVID-19. The Crew member completed his fourteen (14) days quarantine yesterday. As per the laws of St. Vincent and the Girenadines, a post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.
The Health Services Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Committee wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.