Scientology’s floating command center (I’m not kidding) is being quarantined in St. Lucia over reports of a measles outbreak. The Church of Scientology uses the floating command center as a training ground for Scientologists.
The floating command center’s proper name is “Freewinds.” Authorities in St. Lucia aren’t allowing any passengers to exit the “Freewinds” until health officials can verify the outbreak is over. This could take up to three weeks.
“Because of the risk of potential infection, not just from the confirmed measles case but from other persons who may be on the boat at this time, we made the decision to not allow anyone to disembark,” St. Lucia’s chief medical officer told media in a videoed statement.
The ship holds up to 300 passengers, though it isn’t known how many passengers are aboard the quarantined floating command center. It’s important to note, one report claims that only one person is diagnosed with measles.
Update: Freewinds passenger claims measles was brought aboard by UK passenger, not a crew member. Caution, the source is a Scientologist and this may be a “shore story.” https://t.co/BOQflBRPkI #Scientology pic.twitter.com/Xc8OcZnqBd
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But NBC News claims that measles has spread to other passengers. Reuters is reporting that 100 doses of vaccines have been sent to the ship. But Scientologists are known to be anti-pharmaceutical solutions, so it’s unclear how many passengers will accept the vaccines.
Former Scientologist Leah Remini told Newsweek that the measles issue is “a blessing in disguise” if anyone manages to “get off this ship of horrors.”
The Freewinds is often used to reward Scientology’s head honchos. A former cruise ship, Freewinds was purchased in the 1980’s. In order to get the Freewinds invite, your Scientology level needs to be an OT7 (“operating thetan seven”). Reportedly, Tom Cruise has sailed the ocean blue in Freewinds.
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Author: Jim Satney
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