ANVISA latest container ship victim, Brazil

Container ship PEDRO ALVARES CABRAL is the latest victim of Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) fierce fight with President Bolsonaro – the ship was put under quarantine on May 29, on arrival at Santos. Quick test detected on crew out of total 21, positive for virus. On May 30 all crew will be tested by, as ANVISA put it, most accurate laboratory test, which is PCR. According to Russian PCR tests results, up to 40% tests of this most accurate technology are faulty. So roughly, a person tested by PCR has a fifty-fifty chance of being wrongly diagnosed, and locked in “quarantine”.
Container ship PEDRO ALVARES CABRAL, IMO 9603219, dwt 52019, capacity 3800 TEU, built 2013, flag Brazil, manager COLUMBUS SHIPMANAGEMENT GMBH (EQUASIS).

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.