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25 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:54 GMT+1

October 12, 2020

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Seven seafarers positive to the Covid-19 aboard the refuster Vega Dream

One crew member was hospitalized in Australia, the other six are in solitary confinement on board the ship

The Japanese company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that seven of the twenty crew members of their ship Capesize Regas Dream were positive for the coronavirus test. One of the positive seafarers was placed in isolation at the Hedland Health Campus in Port Hedland, in Australia, and the other six, who are symptomless, are isolated aboard the ship. The company specified that among the seven seafarers tested positive, one boarded the Vega Dream last August 13 and six boarded on the 24th September, the date on which the last change of crew of the ship.

MOL also specified that all crew members of the bulker boarded the ship in accordance with with the protocol for changing crews and repatriation of the Philippine Department of Transportation.

On October 3rd the Vega Dream arrived in Port Hedland where it docked on 10 October and completed operations the next day.

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