MAERSK container ship several crew tested corona positive, China

Several crew members of container ship GJERTRUD MAERSK have been tested positive for coronavirus, and hospitalized in Ningbo, reported Chinese media on Mar 27, citing Lloyd, Maersk and local medical officials. It’s the first known case of cargo ship crew corona infection, so far. The ship arrived at Ningbo on Mar 17, from Hong Kong, and as of morning Mar 27, remains docked. Sick crew are to be replaced, with all safety measures taken. Crew ranks and other details are unknown.
Container ship GJERTRUD MAERSK, IMO 9320233, dwt 115700, capacity 10150 TEU, built 2005, flag Denmark, operator MAERSK.



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