- Master and Chief Officer of Italian tanker test positive for Coronavirus.
- The rest of the crew tested negative.
- Tanker remains berthed at Antwerp under quarantine.
Master and Chief Officer of Italian tanker, FT Quarto, test positive for Coronavirus, writes Stepan Kotcherga for Maritime Bulletin.
Master of Italian tanker FT Quarto was tested positive for coronavirus and taken to hospital at Antwerp, Belgium. The tanker arrived at Antwerp on April 15.
The Master seeked medical assistance for he was suffering from cold. He was tested and subsequently found infected.
CO shows symptoms
Chief Officer has been also tested positive for corona, but remained on board, showing slight or no illness symptoms.
The rest of the crew tested negative.
Tanker under quarantine
Tanker remains berthed at Antwerp under quarantine. It is not clear how the manager and authorities will handle the situation.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin