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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:22 PM

A Marriott rescue ship left stranded tourists behind because they weren't guests of the hotel

Source: Washington Post

A Marriott rescue ship left stranded tourists behind because they weren’t guests of the hotel

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. September 12 at 1:13 PM

The hundreds of people waiting on the dock in St. Thomas on Friday night had just survived a hit from Hurricane Irma that had crippled the airport and devastated pretty much every building not made of concrete.

Supplies of food and water were dwindling. Electricity was spotty. And Hurricane Jose had not turned north yet. The people on the island feared that the second storm could boom in, bringing more misery to St. Thomas.

But a large ship with enough room to transport all the tourists was approaching the dock. Just in time, help had come.

Just not for everyone.

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Shortly after the ship arrived, about three dozen people — tourists not staying at Marriott hotels who had also ridden out the hurricane — watched as the vessel pulled away with hundreds of empty seats.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/12/marriott-sent-a-rescue-ship-to-the-caribbean-after-irma-and-left-non-guests-on-the-dock/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

1. Soulless corporations are a scourge

I am sure their lawyers and PR team are plotting damage control.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:42 PM

2. This is likely govt red tape.

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