Jan 29: CMA CGM updated Maritime Bulletin on CMA CGM URAL situation – crew said to be healthy, so hopefully, it’s a story with good end, and case is closed, according to CMA CGM Statement:
We are in constant contact with the CMA CGM URAL. All the necessary measures to ensure appropriate medical follow-up have been taken.
The International Radio Medical Center (CIRM Roma) confirmed yesterday that the entire crew is in good health.
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6 Sri Lankan seamen confirmed ill, suffering fever and high temperature, on board of container ship CMA CGM URAL, which is presently steaming in Gulf of Aden, en route from China to Suez and then Mediterranean / Black sea ports, via Singapore. Ship called Chinese ports as follows: Shenzhen Jan 15; Xiamen Jan 14; Ningbo-Zhoushan Jan 11; YANGSHAN Jan 8-9.
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, exact type of disease can be identified only in port with respective medical facilities, though of course, if 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.
Container ship CMA CGM URAL, IMO 9705079, dwt 113800, capacity 9400 TEU, built 2015, flag Malta, operator CMA CGM French Lines.