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Drone delivers wine to couple on quarantined coronavirus cruise ship

An Australian couple stuck on a quarantined cruise ship with cases of coronavirus on board have managed to get wine delivered by drone. The couple’s wine club was more than happy to send wine to the cruise ship via drone, leaving the couple a little bit happier.

Update: We have received confirmation that the claim by the couple was false after they told an Australian radio station.

Drone delivers wine to couple on quarantined coronavirus cruise ship

Posted to Facebook by Jan and Dave Binskin on February 7, the couple provided insight into life on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan, and more specifically, getting wine onto the ship.

The Naked Wine club received the request from the couple who wanted to know if they could get a wine delivery while stuck on the ship. To everyone’s surprise, they accepted.

The couple’s post stated that two cases of wine were delivered to the ship by drone, and said the Japanese Coast Guard had no idea what was going on.

On a lighter note, in the middle of the chaos yesterday we get a ring from our wine 🍷 club, I asked do they do free freight to Japan. We have arranged for two cases to be delivered by drone 🍷🍷🍷🍷. Naked Wine Club you’re incredible, just got the first drop thank god for drones. The Japanese Coast Guard did not know what the f*ck was going on πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ.

A few posts later, the couple looked to be enjoying themselves with the following said in their post:

Happy hour drone wine 🍷, even have a wine filter, day three going troppo 😜😜😜😜😜.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship is currently under a 14-day quarantine period due to a case of the coronavirus being recorded on board. So far, 69 cases of coronavirus have been recorded, with 12 in the United States.

Agricultural drones in China have been flying around spraying disinfectant to rid villages of coronavirus. A video also showed up on the internet of a drone yelling at people for walking around the streets of China without a face mask on.

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Photo: Jan Dave Binskin (Facebook) & Josh Spires



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Josh started in the drone community in 2012 with a drone news Twitter account. Over the years Josh has gained mass exposure from his aerial photography work and spends his days writing drone content for DroneDJ as well as pursuing his business.