- By Chezhian Vaiz March 27, 2020
MAERSK container ship GJERTRUD crew have been found positive tested for Corona Virus . All the affected crew members have been hospitalized.
The container ship came from Hong Kong reached Ningo recently. It is not known how many crews have been under treatment or their ranks. This is the first official report of crews hit by the virus. The 15 year old Denmark flag vessel has been replaced by a new crew.
COVID- 19 has created heavy consequences for ships and Crews. Restrictions on shore leaves and crew changes, refusal of port entry and delayed port clearance are some of the difficulties seafarers are facing worldwide.