by Mikhail Voytenko
Master of Italian tanker FT QUARTO was tested positive for coronavirus and taken to hospital at Antwerp, Belgium.
The Tanker arrived at Antwerp on Apr 15, It is understood that the Master reported or asked medical assistance as he was suffering with a cold. He was tested and found infected with coronavirus.
The Chief Officer also tested positive for corona, but remained on board, showing slight or no illness symptoms. The rest of the crew tested negative.
The Tanker remains berthed at Antwerp under quarantine, not clear how manager and authorities will deal with this situation.