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Port Of València Confines Two Ships With Crew Members Symptomatic Of COVID-19 In Quarantine

Port of València confines two ships with crew members symptomatic of COVID-19 in quarantine

Source: Valenciaport
The Port Authority of Valencia (APV) has authorized the berthing at “Muelle de Cruceros 2” and “Muelle de Cruceros 3”, both located inside the North Expansion of the Port of València, of two container ships from Algeciras and from Barcelona with 6 and 4 crew members, respectively, with symptoms of the disease caused by the COVID-19 virus – May 3, 2021 It is the “Maersk
UTAH”, from the Maersk company; and the “Skiathos I”, from the Marfret shipping company. The offer made by the port to dock both ships in safe inland waters away from commercial activity has been accepted by External Health and by the shipping companies themselves in order to be able to more easily attend to infected people. This ensures better compliance with the quarantine required in these cases and compliance with the protocols and sanitary guarantees when symptoms of COVID-19 arise in the crews of vessels engaged in the maritime transport of goods. The two ships arrived at the Port of València on May 1. Both reported that their crews had sailors with symptoms of COVID-19 (six in the “Maersk Utah” case and four in the “Skiathos I”). Foreign Health, the Valencia Port Authority and the captains of the ships are acting according to the instructions for isolating the close contacts that the crew members have maintained in their respective vessels. So far, no sailor has needed to go ashore to be treated in Valencian hospitals. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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