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Oakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Saturday Mar 7th, 2020 11:32 PM
Reportedly, there are 21 people, including 19 crew members aboard the cruise ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, with many others aboard that have not yet been tested. The ship will dock at a terminal in the Outer Harbor in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The coronavirus infected cruise ship includes around 3,500 passengers according to reports.
Oakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship

By Lynda Carson - March 7, 2020

Oakland - In a backroom deal that bypasses the Port of San Francisco, reportedly Gov. Gavin Newsom gave permission for the coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship permission to dock at the Port of Oakland instead of the Port of San Francisco where it is home ported.

Reportedly, there are 21 people, including 19 crew members aboard the cruise ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, with many others aboard that have not yet been tested. The ship will dock at a terminal in the Outer Harbor in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The coronavirus infected cruise ship includes around 3,500 passengers according to reports.

Reportedly, “Passengers who require acute medical treatment and hospitalization will be transported to health care facilities in California, the captain said.  California passengers who don’t require medical care will go to a federally-operated facility for testing and quarantine.  He did not specify which facility.

Passengers from states outside California will be transported by federal authorities to facilities in other states, according to the captain.  On Saturday night, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, tweeted that they would be transferred to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.  Plans for international passengers have not yet been finalized.”

According to Wikipedia, as of August 2019, the Grand Princess is based year-round (home ported) in San Francisco, and makes the rounds to Alaska, Hawaii, the Mexican Riveria, and the California coast. Oakland has not been listed as one of the ports to visit as one of its itineraries for the Grand Princess, and its wealthy passengers, until it became infected with the coronavirus.

The reports do not reveal why Oakland is to become the dumping ground for the coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship that has been circling for a number of days in the ocean near San Francisco.

Reportedly, the Grand Princess is owned by Princess Cruises, which is owned by Carnival Corporation & plc, a billion dollar company incorporated in Bermuda, and is headquartered in Santa Clarita, California. Jan G. Swartz is listed as the president of the company.

In 2019, Carnival Corporation spent $650,000 in lobbying expenses, and makes hefty campaign contributions to both sides of the isle.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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§Cruise Ship Details
by Lynda Carson Sunday Mar 8th, 2020 10:23 PM
Carnival PLC & Cruise Ship and company details.

(LC)

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C2717130    CARNIVAL PLC

Registration Date:
01/20/2005
Jurisdiction:
ENGLAND
Entity Type:
FOREIGN STOCK
Status:
ACTIVE
Agent for Service of Process:

To find the most current California registered Corporate Agent for Service of Process address and authorized employee(s) information, click the link above and then select the most current 1505 Certificate.

Entity Address:
3655 NW 87TH AVE
MIAMI FL 33178
Entity Mailing Address:
3655 NW 87TH AVE
MIAMI FL 33178

A Statement of Information is due EVERY year beginning five months before and through the end of January.

https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=01941323-27609819

https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/ap-grand-princess/

Cruise Deals (Cost per cruise)

https://www.princess.com/cruise-deals-promotions/last-minute-cruise-deals/

https://www.princess.com/cruise-deals-promotions/?cid=bm_paidsearch_other_google_na_na_na_na_sitelinks&msclkid=554ddaef98c813b3da60848a48ed6d30&gclid=CODWv-LQjOgCFfUIxQodq-0Mvw&gclsrc=ds

https://www.princess.com/cruise-deals-promotions/princess-plus/


Preparing for your cruise

https://www.princess.com/html/global/brochures/pc/cruise-answer-book-v4.pdf

Dinner Menu

https://www.princess.com/downloads/pdf/ships-and-experience/food-and-dining/sabatinis-trattoria/sabatinis-trattoria-main-menu.pdf

Beverage Menu

https://www.princess.com/downloads/pdf/ships-and-experience/food-and-dining/sabatinis-trattoria/sabatainis-trattoria-beverages-menu.pdf

https://book.princess.com/cruisepersonalizer/index.page?cpfy=shoreex

https://www.princess.com/legal/passage_contract/

https://www.princess.com/legal/bill_of_rights/

https://www.princess.com/legal/excursion_terms_conditions/

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/leading-responsibly/health-environment-safety-security-sustainability-policy-governance

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/corporate-information/our-brands

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/shareholder-information/shareholder-benefit

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/stock-performance/stock-quote-chart/quote

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/investor-relations

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/static-files/9ba84dfd-b96a-486f-8617-34e49820077a

https://www.bizapedia.com/ca/carnival-plc.html

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/corporate-information/board-of-directors

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/corporate-information/officers-executives

Modern Slavery Act

https://www.carnivalcorp.com/static-files/f9f28fe2-8e05-4d5b-b292-30d825eeccdc

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§Important Community Information on Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docking In Oakla
by Posted By Lynda Carson Monday Mar 9th, 2020 7:33 PM
(Email from Rob Bonta)

Important Community Information on
Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docking
at the Port of Oakland

March 9, 2020

Dear Friends,

I want to provide the community with an update regarding the arrival of the Grand Princess to the Port of Oakland and the disembarkation plan - which from my perspective has been done with considerable deliberation, consultation among federal, state, and local leaders and health officials, is well-designed, and is driven by values of public safety, public health, compassion, and humanity.

First, let me say this: In this time of urgency, the public expects and deserves leaders at all levels of government - federal, state, county, city, etc. - working together, in partnership, in collaboration, helping achieve a common goal. And that is what I am seeing.

I am very sensitive to the perception that the Grand Princess being docked and disembarked at the Port of Oakland- instead of in San Francisco - is wrong and unjust. Frankly, that was my first reaction. It is absolutely appropriate to view this through the historical context and lens of environmental racism and injustice in Oakland, specifically in West Oakland, including exposure to toxics, dirty air, and lead.

But from my vantage point and in my estimation, after being briefed, informed, and hearing directly from the team collaborating to execute this operation, my view is that the disembarkation operation of the Grand Princess is not at all the same.

The Governor's team reviewed all of the assets up and down California to determine the best location to berth and disembark the Grand Princess. There are certain logistical requirements for doing so, including deepwater access, that were necessary for feasibility.

The cruise ship terminal in San Francisco is far from ideal for this operation and would lead to undue risk. There are pedestrians, tourists, automobile traffic, businesses - in short, lots of people - all in very close proximity there, which creates considerable obstacles to establishing a safe zone that is physically separated by a barrier (literally, a gate/fence) for safe disembarkation and avoidance of exposure to the general public. If the coronavirus were to become uncontrolled and spread in San Francisco, it would just be a matter of time before it spread to Oakland and throughout the Bay Area.

After preliminary screening, the City of Alameda - specifically the former Naval Air Station - was identified as the preferred site. But due to a silting issue - i.e., the lack of deep water access - it was logistically unfeasible.

So the Port of Oakland was selected as the best site overall.

Why?

The location that will be used - the outer harbor, specifically, the former Ports America terminal - provides an approximately 11-acre site that can be gated/fenced - literally physically separated by distance and barrier/buffer - and allow for the set up and breakdown necessary for this operation.

The federal government will secure the area - the result will be that the public will be shielded.

There will be a separation, containment, quarantine, isolation from workers and community members that promotes public safety and public health.

In addition, the Port of Oakland site provides proximity and access to Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, where the nearly 1000 Californians will be transported and quarantined, and the Oakland Airport NORTH FIELD - which is NOT the airport with terminals for the general public that I and most passengers use for commercial flights, that is the SOUTH FIELD - where passengers can be transported for boarding of their special charter flights on the tarmac and repatriated to their home state or country, following best practices for quarantined/contained conditions to avoid exposure to the public.

The ship's crew (among whom the super majority - 19 of 21 - of the confirmed coronavirus cases abroad the Grand Princess have occurred) will be quarantined and treated aboard the ship.

And importantly, the ship will only stay in the Port of Oakland for the duration of disembarkment.

Best practices and the most up-to-date protocols will be used for separation/isolation/quarantine/containment throughout.

Let me reemphasize:

Passengers will NOT be released into the general public.

This ship will depart Oakland as soon as possible and will remain elsewhere for the duration of the crew's quarantine.

We will do our best to answer your questions and keep you informed as this operation continues.

Finally, here is a link to more health information about the coronavirus from the Alameda County Public Health Department.

http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx

Hope this is helpful.

Warmly,

Rob Bonta

Assemblymember, 18th District


visit my website send me an email


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