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No virus, but Westerdam is turned away by fifth Asian port

Thailand is latest to refuse dock, leaving luxury liner stranded at sea

Thailand became the fifth authority to deny the cruise ship Westerdam permission to dock.   © Kyodo

BANGKOK -- Troubles continue for the cruise ship Westerdam as Thailand became the fifth authority to deny permission to dock, leaving the luxury liner and its 1,455 passengers with no where to head to.

Holland America, the operator of the Westerdam, had tweeted on Monday that the ship would be able to anchor in Bangkok and that the trip would finally come to an end.

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