Valparaiso caught one more mega container ship, hunt continues
MSC mega container ship CAPE KORTIA is the latest trophy in Chilean medical authorities game bag, making company to 4 other ships, seized and put under quarantine earlier, among them MSC LAUREN, GUAYAQUIL EXPRESS, and MSC BRANKA. Operation went off in a smooth, well-practiced manner – as of recent, all container ships heading for San Antonio, have to first, call Valparaiso, for the crews to be tested. The ships don’t dock at Valparaiso or even anchor, they just loop back and forth waiting for test results. 7 crew of CAPE KORTIA were found guilty of positive test, the ship having been put under quarantine. 10-day quarantine has an option – owner/manager may change the crew, but given the level of raging insanity, one can imagine how difficult it is, and how costly.
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