Bicol on alert for arrival of tug with COVID positive crew – Manila bulletin
LEGAZPI CITY – The Bicol COVID-19 (2019 coronavirus disease) regional working group and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) are on alert for the arrival of a tug and d ‘a barge in Butuan City with crew members infected with the virus, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said on Sunday.
In an interview, OCD spokesperson Gremil Naz said the agency sounded the alarm on Saturday after receiving a report that the M / V Tug Clyde and barge Claudia were arriving at a private port by Sto. Domingo, Albay around 5 p.m. Tuesday, with 20 crew members, including 12 positive for COVID-19.
“The 258 gross tonne tug and barge whose last port of call was Indonesia would be owned and operated by Nathaniel Uy of Barangay San Vicente, town of Milaor in Camarines Sur province,” he said. .
The ship from Indonesia arrived at the port of Butuan at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14.
Naz said there was no information yet on the purpose of the ship’s stopover in Indonesia and why it docked at the port of Butuan.
The OCD denied an earlier report that the vessel had sailed to Albay without seeking permission from the maritime authorities in Butuan.
“The OCD has already contacted the shipowner and assured the agency that the ship and its crew will comply with all health protocols set by the task force upon their arrival on Tuesday,” he said. added.
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