Shipping caught in self-made trap of delusions

19 crew of bulk Danish bulk carrier NORD COLUMBIA were declared to be test positive in Alicante, Spain. The ship arrived at Alicante on Jul 16 and is berthed, of course she has been put under quarantine, and while one of positive tested crew was taken to hospital, the rest remain on board, having as local sources put it, “mild symptoms”. The ship arrived from Oran Algeria, but prior to Oran, she called Tenerife.
Bulk carrier SHOVELER meanwhile, is still “under quarantine” or whathaveyou, at Recife anchorage, Brazil, since early May. One of crew, 50-year old Filipino seaman, passed away in hospital on Jul 18, with eight remaining test positive.
Bulk carrier NORD COLUMBIA, IMO 9805673, dwt 60396, built 2018, flag Denmark, ISM manager SYNERGY MARITIME PVT LTD, Chennai (EQUASIS).

Self-made trap
I don’t monitor and record all cases of mass test positive crews, it has become impossible and meaningless. There are too many of such cases, and information on each and every such case is glaring biased, incomplete and misleading. It’s all covid or delta variant. I’ve listened to a number of lectures and read studies, and found the difference between good old last year’s covid, and this new scarecrow, delta variant. Delta variant is a much bigger fake and fraud, than initial one. What we have now, specifically on board of ships, is the consequences of criminal mass crew vaccination campaign. We don’t have statistics (secret); full data on vaxx numbers and consequences (secret) – we’re blind, essentially. We don’t know and can’t even roughly estimate devastating effect of mass vaccination. We remain in delusional information bubble, concocted and sustained by ministries of truth (health agencies; maritime organizations; trade unionists; most despicable and disgusting CEOs, etc), and by fake media.

Crews are pigeons in shooting range
I wonder what shipowners and managers are going to do next, when they finally, get a full blow of mass vaccinations ramifications. Crews are suffering from vaxx, falling ill and dying here and there, more and more often. Ships are put under quarantine. Skilled sea labor is soon to be a severe deficit, because many skilled seamen, lured by skyrocketing salaries, agree to vaxx, or actively looking for jabs, in order to get vaxxed status and sign on. They’re doomed, sentenced to – in best scenario – “mild symptoms” and positive testing. The more people get the poisonous jab, the more severe is the “new wave” of ever new “covid variant”. It’s not variants – listen to what science says – it’s “vaccines”.
So, the crews will be wiped out like pigeons in shooting range, with ships getting caught «in quarantine”, more and more often. Ask yourselves, shipping managers, for how long will you be able to stand the storm, how soon you’ll get bankrupt.

It doesn’t matter if you delude yourself with MSM narrative, reality will hit you
It’s very simple: you can’t physically live and work and survive in delusional, fake information bubble, concocted by mainstream narrative and agenda, and supplemented by your lack of courage to recognize the truth and accept reality. Reality will hit you.



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.