The 'Wilderness Adventure', the first cruise ship of the 2020 season to leave Alaska returned to port after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus three days after the ship left port. He was showing no symptoms and no other guests or crew were showing outward symptoms of any kind. All guests have been informed and will quarantine until the state of Alaska deems it safe for them to return home. The passenger arrived in the state with a negative test but was retested at Juneau International Airport as part of a state order. That result, which came three days later while the passenger was aboard the ship, was positive. The ship's 37 passengers will quarantine at a hotel. The 30 crew members will stay aboard the ship, which returned to port on Aug 6, 2020. While large cruise ships have been forbidden from sailing, the Wilderness Adventurer is exempt because it has less than 250 passengers and crew. Because of the incident, UnCruise has suspended all future 2020 departures.
12 new cases of positive COVID-19 tests were reported aboard the ' GNV Azzurra' as well as six uncertain cases duringthe nasopharyngeal swabs aming the 350 migrants who arrived from Lampedusa. The infected were all placed in a special area that is isolated. In the meantime, the 'GNV Azzurra' was underway to Lampedusa, after having refueled and supplies at the port of Augusta, where she will have to embark another 350 guests from the reception facility. The arrival was scheduled for noon.
On July 31, 2020, the Indien Coastguard medevaced a sick crew member of the 'High Saturn'. The patient was swiftly and safely brought to Mangalore port following stringent COVID19 protocols and shifted to hospital for further medical management. The patient was reported to be stable. Report with photo: https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-tamil-nadu-indian-coast-guard-tows-adrift-boat-to-harbour-rescues-14-fishermen-2836437/coast-guard-evacuates-patient-as-per-covid-protocol-2836441
The 19 crew members on board the "Hermes" were tested for the new coronavirus on Aug 7, 2020, after the ship berthed at Tromsø. Parts of the crew have respiratory symptoms, but no one was sick. The owner wanted to make sure that there was no potential source of further infections. The shipping company immediately set up emergency teams. The trawler was commissioned by the Directorate of Fisheries to observe various fish stocks when the voyage was interrupted. The vessel was scheduled to dock in Tromsø on Aug 10 for unloading and partial crew change, but after a dialogue with the shipping company, it was agreed to end the trip as it was impossible to know whether the people on board the vessel have Covid-19 or not.
The 'Yara Nauma' with cases of Covid-19 on board arrived in Uusikaupunkiin on Aug 7, 2020. The tanker left Sillamäe in the evening of Aug 5, where it had been docked since Aug 3. and of the 21 crew members on board 14 have been diagnosed with coronavirus. Two of them, believed to be Russian and Philippines crewmen, were taken off the ship for treatment in hospital in Estonia before departure. There will be strict safety protocols in place when the ship docks and that if anyone needs extra medical assistance they will get it. The crew will stay on the ship so we will not let anyone outside the ship, and then they will unload the shipment and maximum one person will be on the ship with the full protection and all the distances to make sure no contamination. When the ship is unloaded it will continue its voyage. If there is serious case then medical authorities will take care of those. It could take up to 12 hours for the ship to be unloaded at Uusikaupunki and although the next destination is supposed to be Norway, that decision is up to the shipping company to make.