Brazilian Navy on Feb 25 confirmed death of a crew member of Thai bulk carrier CHAMCHURI NAREE, caused by “respiratory problems”. The ship is anchored north of Belem, lower Amazon, arriving there on Feb 2 from Paramaribo Suriname. Coronavirus wasn’t mentioned in the statement, as well as any other details of probable causes, accident was reported to National Health Agency and to police. Seaman died while on the way to hospital, in ambulance.
UPDATE: It wasn’t coronavirus or any infectious disease, for that matter. Respiratory problems were caused by diabetes complications.
Bulk carrier CHAMCHURI NAREE, IMO 9296274, dwt 33733, built 2005, flag Thailand, manager PRECIOUS SHIPPING, Bangkok.