Container Ships Under Quarantine As Crew Suffer “Asymptomatic COVID”!


3 container ships and cruise ships are put under quarantine in Santos Brazil, raising a question if something is wrong with Santos, reports Maritime Bulletin.

Ships under quarantine in Santos Brazil

Container ship LOG IN JATOBA 

According to The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) official statement issued on 14th of May, 14 crew of container ship LOG IN JATOBA test positive for coronavirus in Santos port, Brazil. 

The container ship was taken on Santos outer Anchorage after completing cargo operations, and put under quarantine until May 26.

Container ship MSC GISELLE 

After one crew tested positive and was taken to hospital, container ship MSC GISELLE was put under quarantine from May 9 until May 23. 

Container ship BARBARA 

Container ship BARBARA is put under quarantine at Santos Anchorage, Brazil, until May 16th – 17th, as 10 crew tested positive for coronavirus. 

Results of the test became known on May 9. The ship arrived at Santos on May 1 and was taken to anchorage on May 2, understood after completing cargo works. 

None of the crew require intensive care or hospitalization. It was reported that most of them who tested positive do not have any illness symptoms.

4 cruise ships stuck in Santos

Apart from the 3 container ships, 4 cruise ships are stuck in Santos, all with crew only: 

  1. MSC SEAVIEW (quarantine to end on May 15, no corona cases), 
  2. COSTA FASCINOSA (no corona cases); 
  3. MSC MUSICA (quarantine ended May 5); 
  4. MSC POESIA (no test positive cases, no quarantine).

PCR-type tests

Santos medics run PCR-type tests. Now the question is why so many container ships are found infected with coronavirus at Santos?

Crews are obviously healthy, and the test results show they’re “suffering” from “asymptomatic COVID”

No standard Coronavirus test

In Russia recently, people with fever, suffering abdominal pains, are also considered to be coronavirus infected. 

Next in line to be treated as “asymptomatic COVID” patients are people with broken limbs? 

How to avoid a risk of being positive tested, considering following issues:

  • There’s no universal standard coronavirus test;
  • Existing tests differ from country to country, even from city to city;
  • Number of faulty PCR tests (inside reports from Moscow hospitals) puts the whole test procedure under doubt.

Definitely, now is not a good time to visit Santos.

About the ships


Container ship LOG IN JATOBA, IMO 9471898, dwt 37800, capacity 2700 TEU, built 2012, flag Brazil, manager LOG-IN LOGISTICA INTERMODAL SA.


Container ship MSC GISELLE, IMO 9720196, dwt 110412, capacity 9400 TEU, built 2015, flag Panama, manager MSC.


Container ship BARBARA, IMO 9437050, dwt 65741, capacity 5301 TEU, built 2010, flag Portugal, manager PETER DOEHLE SCHIFFAHRTS-KG.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin