A 53-year old Thai Captain of THORESEN’s bulk carrier THOR MONADIC was arrested by the Hong Kong police on Sep 14, and appeared at court on Sep 15, outcome yet unknown. He’s charged with fraudulent concealment of his crew health status, namely the covid-like symptoms of fever, coughing, and breathing difficulties among several crew members. The ship arrived at Ningbo-Zhoushan anchorage around middle Aug from Indonesia, left anchorage on Aug 20 and sailed to Hong Kong, details unclear. She arrived at HK anchorage on Aug 24 and asked for clean bill of health, but HK Department of Health was already alerted by snitches on probable crew sickness outbreak, sources of snitching unknown. All 23 crew were tested, 15 were tested positive, including Captain. They’ve been taken to hospital and later all but one released and returned on board – understood because they were and are just that – healthy people. The ship is remaining at anchorage under quarantine.
The ship initially, arrived at Indonesia (Banjarmasin area anchorage) from Mundra India.
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