Bulk carrier THOR MAGNCHILD, docked at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, called emergency services at night Feb 18 reporting 6 of ship’s 24 all-Thai crew fell ill with diarrhea and vomit. When paramedics arrived, they found that the situation was much worse than initially reported – 17 crew suffered the same symptoms, so all of them have been taken to hospital for check and treatment. Later on Feb 19, some of them already returned to the ship after their health improved, it was expected, that the majority of hospitalized crew were to return to the ship soon. THOR MAGNCHILD arrived at Trois-Rivieres on Feb 16 from Alumar Brazil, via Oranjestad, St. Eustatius, a small Dutch island in the Caribbean.
Canadian authorities expressed their concern, fearing that this sudden mass illness might be somehow caused by omnipresent covid, its’ Brazil variant, though food poisoning is understood to be the main version.
Here’s a very important question (probably vitally important), in light of three mass crew poisoning during last several days (bulk carrier THOR MAGNCHILD in Canada; general cargo APRIL in Russia; bulk carrier LANNA NAREE in Indian ocean) – were the crews of these three ships subject to all-crew vaccination? If they were, then, it’s a dire warning to all crews, owners and managers – keep clear of mass vaccinations.
Bulk carrier THOR MAGNCHILD, IMO 9303041, dwt 56023, built 2006, flag Singapore, manager THORESEN & CO BANGKOK LTD, Bangkok.