Wednesday, August 1, 2007

From the health department:

Update on Black Watch: Fred Olsen's Black Watch was cleared by UK health authorities to sail today as scheduled after a "super-chlorination" and thorough cleaning of all water-related fixtures such as shower heads, swimming pools, whirlpools, etc.

Earlier Swedish authorities confirmed that two of the passengers have tested positive for Legionnaires Disease, but also confirmed that all water samples taken from the ship tested negative, making it probable that the passengers contracted the disease in one of the ports.