Two Costa Cruises ships, the Costa Magica and the Costa Favolosa, were anchored near the port of Miami on Thursday with ill crew members on board.
Both vessels have received permission from port and health officials to anchor and have sent boats to shore, Roger Frizzell, spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line, parent company for Costa Cruises, told USA TODAY.
Six crew members are to get off of the Magica and seven will leave the Favolosa. All will be taken to a local hospital for treatment, observation and testing. Frizzell said earlier some crew members on board have flu-like symptoms, which are similar to that of , which is sweeping the globe and has , according to data from Johns Hopkins.
However, the ship is not technically in port.
“At this point, the ships do not