We regret to inform you that during normal operations of our MV Mehuin voyage 036S at Santos, Brazil, deployed in our South America East Coast (SEC) service, one member of the vessel’s crew tested positive for COVID-19 on September 23, 2020. A second test on September 25, 2020 confirmed this result.
The affected person is quarantined and we are hoping for a speedy recovery. All other crew members on the vessel are being isolated, monitored and tested as well.
As a safety measure, the local authorities have ordered that once samples for testing are taken, the vessel shall go back to anchorage in order to comply with 14 days of quarantine. Each and every other requirement from the Port Health Authority is being complied with.
We are currently evaluating any potential impact on vessel and cargo operations and berthing dated for the subsequent ports of the rotation will be adjusted accordingly.
We will provide these details as soon as determined.
We regret the inconvenience caused by this incident, which remains beyond our control.
Please rest assured we continue to do our utmost to safeguard the health and well-being of our seafarers during the pandemic.
Source: Hapag LLoyd