Power loss off Varna
On Dec 1, 2020, the 'Sredna Gora', while en route from Varna to Nikolayev, suffered an engine failure and went adrift in the east part off Varna in vicinity 42 57 05 N, 28 24 00 E. As repairs could not be carried out by crew members, the tug 'Castor' was called to assist. The shiup was towed back to Varna and anchored in pos. 43° 11.93' N 027° 58.58' E at 5 p.m.
Crew tested negative for COVID 19
18 Bulgarian crew members of the 'Sredna Gora,' were negative tested on COVID-19 after one man was medevaded to a medical center on April 17 for respiratory problems. The Uruguayan Navy had supervised the evacuation of the patient from the bulk carrier ship, which was 20 kilometers from the port of Montevideo. The other 18 crew members were in quarantine on the ship in the anchorage area until the possibility of positive COVID-19 was ruled out. As the crew member tested negative for COVID-19, the ship was able to operate and left for the port of Nueva Palmira with an ETA as of April 21. The ship had arrived in Montevideo last week from Santos.
Crew member medevaced with coronavirus suspicion
On April 17, 2020, a Bulgarian crewmember of the 'Sredna Gora' was medevaced with symptoms of coronavirus at Santos. The National Navy and the Ministry of Public Health supervised a coordinated operation to evacuate the crew member who had respiratory problems and symptoms with a traffic boat. The man was transferred to the Spanish Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The ship will remain at anchor until it has been determined whether or not the crew member has coronavirus. The rest of the crew that maintained contact with the man were ordered to be kept in a preventive quarantine. A member of the National Navy who participated in the evacuation supervision tasks was also quarantined as a precaution.Upload News