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Panic or coronavirus, what’s more dangerous?

Ferry BLUE STAR MYCONOS departed on Mar 11 from Kavala, northern Greece, with an hour delay, after one crew was taken to hospital with virus-like symptoms, whatever these symptoms may be.

The ship according to her service schedule, was bound for Myrina, Lemnos island, and Mytilene. She reached Lemnos and was detained at Myrina until the result of coronavirus test will become known. That is to say, that if result is positive, the whole ship with all crew will be put under quarantine. If, hopefully, it’s not the case and test will be negative, the ship, as hopefully, will resume her service trips after a lengthy delay.

If Greece and other coastal nations, heavily dependant on ferry links, will start to detain their ferries after anyone among hundreds or thousands of their crews got a running nose, their inner transportation infrastructure, both passenger and cargo, will soon collapse, and with that, they’ll have much more trouble on their hands, than mere coronavirus.

Name: BLUE STAR MYCONOS
Vessel Type – Generic: Passenger
Vessel Type – Detailed: Ro-Ro/Passenger Ship
IMO: 9208679
Status: Active
MMSI: 240389000
Flag: Greece [GR]
Gross Tonnage: 8129 t
Summer DWT: 2651 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 141 x 21 m
Year Built: 2005
Home Port: PIRAEUS