2 US-flagged container ships down, after positive test

Hapag-Lloyd alerted its’ customers on pending changes in AL3 Service, after two of its’ US-flagged container ships, PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS and ST. LOUIS EXPRESS, were found test positive. That is, one crew on each of the ships was tested positive, so understood, both ships will probably be put under quarantine. As of morning Jul 15, PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS was anchored at Norfolk anchorage since Jul 13, ST. LOUIS EXPRESS was under way off Florida, approaching Jacksonville.
Container ship PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS, IMO 9243203, dwt 40478, capacity 3237 TEU, built 2003, flag USA, manager Hapag-Lloyd, AL3 Service.
Container ship ST. LOUIS EXPRESS, IMO 9243186, dwt 40478, capacity 3237 TEU, built 2002, flag USA, manager Hapag-Lloyd, AL3 Service.

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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.