'Church of Scientology cruise ship' to be quarantined after crew member is ...

'Church of Scientology cruise ship' to be quarantined in Curacao after crew member is confirmed to have measles - and health officials say they WILL vaccinate all 300 passengers on board regardless of their religious views Freewinds, a cruise ship reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology, is set to dock in Curacao on Saturday morning All 300 passengers on board will be quarantined after confirmation that a female crew member has measles  Health officials will board the boat, and will vaccinate any passenger who cannot provide proof that they have previously been immunized against the virus   Measles has sickened more than 700 people in 22 US states this year, with diagnoses at their highest levels since 1994 

By Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press

Published: 02:08 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 02:09 BST, 4 May 2019

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Authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao have announced they will quarantine a ship carrying 300 people, after confirmation that a female crew member has measles.

Freewinds, a 440-foot ship reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology, and is set to dock early Saturday. 

Health officials say they will board the vessel when it arrives and assess who has been vaccinated for measles or has had the virus previously. 

They say proof will be required, and that those who do not comply will be vaccinated immediately, regardless of their religious views.  

The Church of Scientology website describes the Freewinds as a floating 'religious retreat ministering the most advanced level of spiritual counseling in the Scientology religion'. 

It is normally docked in Curacao when not in use, but Church officials have not returned messages for

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