Mayo 4, 2021 Durban, South Africa – Kinumpirma ng Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) na 14 Pinoy seaman na nasa Durban harbor, ay nagpositibo sa COVID-19.
Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ng TNPA na ang barkong Eaubonne, ay dumating sa Durban noong Linggo (Mayo 2, 2021) mula sa India.
Bilang precautionary measures, ang bawat tripulante ay sumailalim sa test at nalaman na nagpositibo sila sa COVID-19. Hindi pa alam kung anong variant ng virus ang nakahawa sa mga Pinoy seaman. Sila ngayon ay naka quarantine
Kinumpirma din ng TNPA na ang chief engineer ng barko ay namatay noong Linggo din, dahil sa sakit sa puso.
Nasa baba ang buong Press Release ng Transnet National Ports Authority (Durban)
COVID-19: One vessel under investigation in the Port of Durban
(Durban, South Africa, 4 May 2021) South African port landlord Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has confirmed that the Chief Engineer of the Eaubonne vessel berthed at the Port of Durban on Sunday, 2 May 2021 passed away due to a heart attack.
The Flipino crewed vessel was a 17 day direct sail from India to the Port of Durban.
As a requirement for the next port of call all crew members of the vessel Eaubonne were tested for COVID-19 ‘and deared. Upon arrival at the Port of Durban as a standard precautionary measure all crew members were tested and 14 of the crew members tested positive. The entire vessel is currently in quarantine at the Port of Durban as per COVID-19 Regulations. As part of the COVID-19 protocols, the crew contact tracking and tracing is being undertaken.
The vessel is currently under lockdown and the Port Health has assigned a team to go on board and check on the crew members.
TNPA is responsible for ensuring that all vessels calling the port have been cleared by relevant state organs namely, Port Health, Migration, MRCC and customs before entering or leaving the Port
TNPA is also tasked with ensuring compliance of safety of navigation of vessels, safety of life and safety of environment in the Port.