Aframax Leaves Without Crew As They Test COVID19 Positive

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Aframax tanker left without crew on Piraeus Anchorage, writes Stepan Kotcherga for Maritime Bulletin.

Crew members test positive 

Aframax tanker MERBABU arrived at Megara Greece from Ceyhan Turkey, with cargo of crude, on July 17. After offloading cargo, tanker was anchored off Megara.

On July 26, one crew was reported to authorities having fever. Medics team boarded the ship, and figured out that 16 were infected from a total of 25 crew members.

Tanker was moved to Piraeus Anchorage and all crew were transferred to shore.

The infected crew were 8 Indians and 8 Filipino. The crew were taken to hospital.

The tanker is to be disinfected, and after that, is to be manned with a new crew.

Vessel Information

Crude oil tanker MERBABU, IMO 9388364, dwt 105746, built 2008, flag Malta, manager Marine Trust Ltd., Greece (EQUASIS).

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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