Mega container ship MSC FLAVIA virus positive, situation unclear, Ningbo

11 crew of container ship MSC FLAVIA were found Chinese virus positive on Jun 26 on arrival at Ningbo anchorage from Hong Kong, where 9 of those virus positive signed in, arriving from Indonesia, Greece and Croatia. Of 11 “infected” crew, 2 have higher-than-normal temperature, the rest are considered to be “asymptomatic” – or in other words, being in all respects healthy. Reportedly, 9 sign-in crew weren’t tested on arrival to HK. The ship was allowed to berth on Jul 1, and as of 1700 UTC Jul 2, remained berthed. Understood ship’s schedule is broken. It is not known yet if the ship is to be put under quarantine.
Container ship MSC FLAVIA, IMO 9467433, dwt 139466, capacity 12400 TEU, built 2011, flag Panama, understood to be operated jointly by MSC, ONE, HMM, Happag-Lloyd.



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