CONTAINER SHIP INTERRUPTED VOYAGE FROM USA AFTER 1 CREW DIED FROM RESPIRATORY ISSUE

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Container ship NORTHERN DEMOCRAT interrupted her voyage from Los Angeles to Peru and had to call Posorja, Ecuador, where she anchored on Jun 9, and is to remain anchored under quarantine. The ship requested medical assistance after one of crew died with from respiratory complications, “probably related to covid”. All the crew were tested and now await test results, no reports on any other crew getting sick or hospitalized (yet). 
UPDATE: Dead seaman is of Filipino nationality. It is reported that ship was bound for Posorja, though according to her AIS previous records, she was sailing to Peru. 


Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jun 10, 2021 at 06:54