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Quarantine on ferry nearing its end
The 'Stena Horizon' which has been anchored off Anglesey for days in pos. 53° 22.40' N 004° 12.11' W after a Covid-19 outbreak could set sail this week after crew all tested negative for a second time. The entire crew had to self isolate after seven positive coronavirus tests. The remaining 52 crew who had tested negative stay in Holyhead Travelodge, their local homes, or on the ferry as they isolated. They have now undergone a second test - with everyone coming back negative again. Their 14 day self isolation period ends on Nov 19. Stena Line was liaising with the public health authorities in Wales and Ireland with the aim of returning the vessel to service as soon as is practical. It could set sail to Rosslare on Nov 20 at the earliest - and then re-start operations over the weekend. Report with photos: https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/ferry-anchored-anglesey-crew-stay-19295224
The entire crew of the 'Stena Horizon' self isolating
The entire crew of the 'Stena Horizon' was self isolating - including 23 at Holyhead Travelodge - after seven workers tested positive for coronavirus. Last week it was revealed three crew members on the ferry were isolating after positive coronavirus cases. This saw the testing of the entire crew on the vessel - with seven crew members coming back positive. Stena also asked the 52 crew members who tested negative to self-isolate. Some were doing this on the vessel, and others have gone back to homes on Anglesey. Stena has also block booked the Travelodge in Holyhead, where 23 crew - who have all tested negative - were now staying. The firm will be delivering food to them while they are there. It was not yet known when the ferry will re-enter service.
Crew member self-isolating after positive Covid-19 test
A crew member of the 'Stena Horizon' has been self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus. He had no symptoms when they left the ferry on Oct 21, 2020, but later tested positive for Covid-19. The ferry has recently been operating the route alongside the 'Stena Estrid', due to a continuing refit of the 'Stena Adventurer'. It was not known whether the crew member was working on the Holyhead route.Upload News