Fifteen crew members on board a Maltese-flagged oil tanker have examined constructive to COVID-19, and two crew members have been hospitalized, however they don’t seem to be in a essential situation.
The data was confirmed to Offshore Energy-Green Marine by a spokesperson for the Antwerp Port Authority the place Minerva Oceania is moored.
As disclosed, the COVID-19 affected crew members are remoted of their cabins, and they’re being intently monitored and supported by the transport firm, in shut collaboration with the Flemish well being authorities and the authority Port of Antwerp.
The ship and its crew are anticipated to stay in quarantine on the port’s Leopold dock till no less than Jul four, when the state of affairs shall be reevaluated.
The complete variety of crew members deployed on board the ship is 26.
Minerva Oceania’s final port of name was Kali Limenes in Crete on June three. The MR2 tanker was inbuilt 2009 by Onomichi Dockyard and is owned by Greek Minerva Marine, knowledge from VesselsWorth exhibits.
The tanker is the newest one to report the virus outbreak on board. Over the previous few weeks, two containership majors Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk reported infections on board their ships.
Based on the newest replace, all crew members on board Hapag-Lloyd’s chartered container ship M/V Montpellier have totally recovered and examined destructive for the COVID-19 virus.
On the opposite hand, ten crew members onboard Maersk’s boxship Maersk Idaho examined constructive, with 9 mariners being asymptomatic.
Maersk Line Ltd. stated it’ll quickly start evacuation of the present crew to a quarantine facility.
The four,658 TEU vessel, which was final reported to be at anchor close to Norfolk, shall be sanitized and a brand new crew positioned on board, Maersk stated.
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