Two dead following Covid outbreak on three ships in Brazil

Image: Fusion Medical Animation, Unsplash.
Image: Fusion Medical Animation, Unsplash.

Pandemic taking the lives of seafarers

Publisert Sist oppdatert

Two mariners have died and another is in hospital as Brazil’s Covid crisis spreads to three vessels.

The deaths are only the second and third deaths from Coronavirus reported from vessels since the loss of a master on a CSL Group bulker off Norway in March.

Brazil’s health agency, Anvisa, said a 63-year-old Filipino crew member had succumbed to the virus on 5th April in Santos. His vessel, the 82,000-dwt, Vita Future, is under quarantine until Thursday.

Shipowners, Log-In Logistica, also announced the death of a mariner in March. Newspaper A Tribuna said an engineer died shortly after dsiembarking from the 2,700-teu boxship, Log-In Polaris in Macapa.

Anvisa also said a 46-year-old Ukrainian crew member was taken ill from Portline’s 58,500-dwt bulker, Florinda.

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