- Product tanker Nordic Wolverine ran aground at Barranquilla on July 19.
- The vessel was refloated on July 30 by 4 tugs, and taken to anchorage at Cano Dulce area.
- Authorities ran tests and found 3 crew members were virus positive, putting the tanker under quarantine.
Crew members found coronavirus positive on the tanker Nordic Wolverine, and the vessel was quarantined, reports Maritime Bulletin.
Coronavirus positive crew
As of morning August 12, tanker Nordic Wolverine was still anchored at Cano Dulce area, west of Barranquilla, Colombia, reportedly assessing damages she sustained while being aground during July 19-30.
The Colombian authorities ran tests and found three test positive crew members and the tanker is under quarantine now.
Details of vessel grounding
July 19: Tanker aground, Barranquilla
Product tanker Nordic Wolverine ran aground at Barranquilla entrance, Columbia, at around 0700 UTC July 19. Tanker arrived from Cartagena.
July 30: Tanker refloated after being stuck for 10 days
Tanker Nordic Wolverine, which was aground at Barranquilla entrance, Colombia, since July 19, was refloated at around 0000 UTC July 30 by 4 tugs, and taken to anchorage at Cano Dulce area, west of Barranquilla, for underwater inspection.
Product tanker NORDIC WOLVERINE, IMO 9043081, dwt 16000, built 2006, flag Norway, manager BOREALIS MARITIME LTD (EQUASIS).
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Source: Maritime Bulletin