Two seafarers on board Hapag - Lloyd’s tested positive for COVID-19

- By Nithya Solomon May 23, 2020
Durban

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Two crew members working on a container ship have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Durban, South Africa.

“As a safety measure, the local authorities have ordered the vessel to remain at anchorage for 14 days, and has further directed that no cargo operation can be undertaken at this time” Hapag-Lloyd said.

This is the first report of infection cases on the board of Hapag-Lloyd vessel, said sources close to the company.

The 2,824 TEU vessel MV Montpellier is charted by Hapag-Lloyd and the ship’s registered owner is German Zeaborn GMbh, according to the data available.