The MV Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined in Yokohama, Japan due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and is currently traveling to Malaysia to replenish its stores and refuel.
Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairman Datuk Chong Sin Woon said the cruise ship had certificates and documents certifying that it had been disinfected by the Japanese quarantine authority and provided a sanitation slip to confirm that there were no Covid-19 cases on board.
“On May 17, Japan Times online news reported that MV Diamond Princess is on its way to Malaysia. It is scheduled to arrive at Boustead Cruise Centre (BCC) on May 26 or 27 and will leave the port within one to two days. The agents for this cruise ship sent in their application to the Health Department (Ministry of Health) and Immigration Department on May 12 to dock at BCC for the purpose of replenishing its stores and refuelling.
“Their application has been referred to Port Klang Health Department for approval and clearance, as per the standard operation procedure (SOP). We have no information where the cruise ship’s next port after Port Klang,” he said in a statement today.