Opinion: This cruise ship should be subjected to a federal inspection

I read the article by Mr. Fargnoli, and I agree with him that the residents of Juneau should not be placed in a high-risk situation.

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What could be the motivation behind a decision to do something like this?

Could it be money, or are we just being nice to the tour companies?

I would hope that Mr. Watt and Mayor Beth Weldon will meet the ship, go aboard and shake hands with the captain and every crew member before presenting them with a key to our city, of course, this should be done with no protective mask or gloves.

These vessels should be anchored off our shores and subjected to a federal inspection by our government rather than the Philippines. That would ease my fears somewhat.

Dick Dau,

Juneau

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