Container ship sailing from China reported 6 crew with fever

Container ship sailing from China reported 6 crew with fever

Container ship sailing from China reported 6 crew with fever

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jan, 2020 | 5:21 pm

6 Sri Lankan seamen confirmed ill, suffering fever and high temperature, on board of container ship CMA CGM URALl.The container ship is presently steaming in the Gulf of Aden, en route from China to Suez and then Mediterranean/Black seaports, via Singapore.

Merchant Shipping Association of Sri Lanka was alerted on a mass crew illness in the morning Jan 27. It is not known of course, at present, if seamen are infected with coronavirus, or it’s something else.

ETA Suez Jan 30, the exact type of disease can be identified only in port with respective medical facilities, though of course, if the situation deteriorates and condition of ill seamen will significantly worsen, they’ll have to be medevaced, there are more than enough means, ports and medical facilities in Red sea region.

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