Crazy virus stuff: bulk carrier detained in Philippines for falsifying China visit dates

Bulk carrier HARMONY SIX is detained by Philippine Coast Guard for allegedly, tampering with AIS data and records, in order to avoid 14-day quarantine on arrival from Chinese port. The ship left Changzhou Port (Shanghai area), bound for Port of Poro Point in La Union, Luzon, on Feb 18, arrived at port of destination on Feb 23, declaring China port call false time span, by shifting departure data from actual Feb 18 to Feb 10. The ship is under investigation.
Crazy stuff. What’s the real risk of virus spread from a cargo ship crew, if the crew is prohibited from landing in any case, quarantine or no quarantine?
Bulk carrier HARMONY SIX, IMO 9133288, dwt 28716, built 1996, flag Panama, manager FENG SEA SHIPPING PTE LTD, Singapore.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.