FILIPINO CHIEF ENGINEER OF BULK CARRIER NORD SUNDA DIES.

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Chief Engineer of bulk carrier NORD SUNDA, 49-year old Filipino national, passed away on Jul 16 in hospital in Le Havre, presumably because of covid. 5 other crew who were hospitalized, recovered and will be repatriated to Manila on Jul 18. 6 other crew who were positive tested, have been repatriated to Manila on Jul 13. 

NORD SUNDA had to call Le Havre France on Jun 30, being in medical emergency. The ship was en route from Buchanan Liberia to Dunkirk France with cargo of iron ore. 16 crew tested positive, 5 of them in need of hospitalization. Bulk carrier was diverted to Le Havre, where she berthed at around noon Jun 30. Full initial story https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2021/34373/mass-crew-sickness-5-hospitalized/


The ship reached Dunkirk on Jul 11, left on Jul 14, bound for Ust Luga, Russia, Baltic sea. As of 0530 UTC Jul 18, she was adrift in Baltic off Estonia since around 0100 UTC, reason unknown, probably waiting. Or as probably, one vaccinated crew was replaced with another, also vaccinated, crew.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jul 18, 2021 at 06:09