All crew quarantined, freighter resumed voyage with relief crew, Russian Arctic

Engineer of Russian NorNickel-owned ice-class cargo ship NORILSKIY NICKEL was tested virus positive while the ship was en route from Murmansk to Dudinka, North-West Russa. The ship docked at Arkhangel port, White sea, where all the crew was taken off the ship and put under quarantine. The ship was disinfected, manned with relief crew, and resumed voyage to Dudinka on Mar 31. Not clear if Arkhangel call was scheduled or was made in emergency because of virus suspicion – medical authorities were tracking infected person’s contacts and found out, that his neighbour passenger in train was ship’s engineer.
Multipurpose cargo ship NORILSKIY NICKEL, IMO 9330836, dwt 18486, built 2006, flag Russia, owner NORILSK NICKEL-MURMANSK.



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