Bulk carrier SHOVELER arrived at Recife anchorage, Brazil, on Jul 1, on Jul 2 she was taken to berth and put under quarantine, with 9 crew out of 19 tested positive, 3 of them being hospitalized. The ship remains berthed. The ship sailed from Halmstad Sweden with cargo of malt, port of destination Paranagua Brazil, though previous records show, it changed twice, from Paranagua to Recife and Paranagua again. It is not clear if Recife call was a medical emergency or some kind of protocol, in case of crew showing illness symptoms. During her voyage in EU waters, the ship called Rouen France, in Jun 15-17 period. Was it for the purpose of vaccination, or crew change, or bunkering/supplies, is unknown. Symptoms and condition of hospitalized seamen are also unknown.
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