【荷蘭】Dutch students sail home across the Atlantic due to coronavirus

HARLINGEN, NETHERLANDS (Reuters) - A group of 25 Dutch high school students arrived back in the Netherlands in a two-mast schooner on Sunday, after airline restrictions left them with little choice but to help sail it home from the Caribbean.



The group, aged 14-17, had been halfway through a six week sail-study program in the region on board the “Wylde Swan”, which was built in 1920. But by mid-March, it appeared they could no longer fly home from Cuba as planned.


Organizers decided the ship, including 12 experienced sailors and three teachers, would have to sail back across the Atlantic, a 7,000 kilometre trip that took them five weeks.


“You have to learn to adapt, because you don’t really have any choice,” said student Anna Maartje, in a video interview released to the media.


“My first thought was: how am I going to do this with the clothes I have, and is there enough food on board?”


With social distancing rules and bans on public gatherings in place in the Netherlands, the students departed the ship one by one in the port of Harlingen, where parents waited in cars to pick them up.


They had stocked up on supplies, including clothes, on the island of Saint Lucia before the Atlantic crossing. Students had packed for tropical weather, not a deep-sea voyage. During their next stop in the Azores, off the coast of Portugal, they were not allowed to leave the ship by local authorities. Organizers published video of a large school of dolphins swimming alongside the ship on April 21. Another student, identified as Lotte, said one difficulty of the voyage was being confined in close quarters with 40 people and little privacy.



In addition to studying and playing games, she had helped keep watch from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. In the afternoon, the ship had what was referred to as “Happy Hour.”


“That meant, cleaning,” she said. “So that’s not much fun, but it’s part of it all too.”


資料來源:Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-netherlands-tallsh/dutch-students-sail-home-across-the-atlantic-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280L4

最新文章

查看全部

【台灣】國內累計443人確診,427人解除隔離

中央流行疫情指揮中心今(1)日表示,國內昨(31)日新增237例新型冠狀病毒肺炎相關通報,截至目前累計通報72,319例(含71,287例排除),其中443例確診(今日新增案443),分別為352例境外移入,55例本土病例及36例敦睦艦隊。確診個案中7人死亡,427人解除隔離,其餘持續住院隔離中。 指揮中心指出,全球累計6,195,424例確診,分布於187個國家/地區;病例數以美國1,817,7

【台灣】建立健康安全防護網,持續優化科技智慧防疫

中央流行疫情指揮中心今(1)日表示,科技防疫在本次國內COVID-19(武漢肺炎)疫情防治扮演極為重要的角色,我國在疫情初期,即以超前部署的概念,規劃可能需要的防疫作為,從邊境管制到社區管理,建置多項智慧防疫系統及訂定「實聯制措施指引」,多方面保護民眾的健康及隱私。 指揮中心指出,我國智慧防疫系統包括「入境檢疫系統」,從旅客入境健康聲明即開始彙整相關資料,並拋轉至「防疫追蹤系統」,提供第一線民、警

【台灣】國衛院新冠病毒快篩試劑 非專屬授權技轉成果說明

國家衛生研究院(國衛院)與國防醫學院預防醫學研究所(國防醫學院預醫所)共同合作之「新型冠狀病毒快篩試劑」已於4月8日舉辦非專屬授權技術說明會,逾20家國內快篩試劑相關廠商共同與會,並陸續收到十多家具相關生產製造經驗之廠商投件申請。其中,有多家廠商採取策略聯盟的方式遞件申請,透過結合上、中、下游的力量,包含抗體生產、試劑製造到臨床試驗等重要環節,期盼藉由運用所屬技術優勢發揮加乘效果,以利快速完成快篩

版權所有 教育商城 |  TaiDa International Education Services

Copyright© 2020 All Rights Reserved.

本網頁各連結標題及連結內容歸原權利人所有 /  未經書面允許 不得轉載或節錄引用