Eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, six more awaiting results
The 'Black Watch' which has left the port of Rosyth on March 31, 2020, was being moored on the Firth of Forth anchorage since, operated by a skeleton crew as one of four liners which have been anchored near Rosyth after the Fred Olsen company suspended operations. Eight crew members have tested positive for the new corronavirus, and six other staff onboard were awaiting results. The ship is operating under the current guidance from Public Health England. Each crew member was occupying their own cabin, each with a balcony.
Medevac off Sisargas
On March 16, a passenger of the 'Black Watch' neaded to be medevaced. The ship had 673 passengers on board and was enroute from Lisbon to Southamptom. The response to the 84-year-old man was coordinated by the CCS Finisterre. The Helimer 401 helicopter was deployed and hoisted the patient 38 miles northnorthwest of Sisargas and took him to Alvedro, from where he was transferre to CHUAC.
Call at Amsterdam skipped due to storm Dennis
The 'Black Watch' which was berthed in Southampton on Feb 14, 2020, will skip its call at Amsterdam and instead move to Rotterdam on Feb 15 at 1 p.m. with more than 800 passengers on board because of the bad weather and the expected storm Dennis. It will dock next to the Erasmus Bridge at the Wilhelmina pier. In the evening of Feb 16 the ship will sail to Antwerp as scheduled and then back to Southampton.Upload News