Hapag-Lloyd reports two COVID-19 cases on its ships
The German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd announced that two of its vessels were facing crew delays in the event of infection with COVID-19.
The two vessels include CSL Manhattan, a Panamax container ship commercially operated by Hapag, built in 2005, and Tsingtao Express, a Post-Panamax container ship owned by Hapag-Lloyd, built in 2007.
Chinese health authorities have now suggested that CSL Manhattan needs to go into quarantine for anchorage outside the port area within 14 days.
By the end of November, the German liner had to postpone the sailing of the vessel, adding the released containers to the One Millau container ship.
“During redelivery from the previous charter there was one crew member who tested positive for COVID-19 onboard CSL Manhattan during her port stay in Shanghai. The crew member is meanwhile disembarked from the vessel,” Hapag-Lloyd announced.
Separately, several crew members tested positive for COVID-19 on board the Tsingtao Express boxing company, deployed in Pacific North Loop 4 (PN4), upon the vessel's arrival at Busan, Korea.
Several of the company's ships have been faced with coronavirus infections on board over the past few months.
In September, a crew member on board Mehuin tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the vessel to go into a 14-day quarantine, just a month after two crew members tested positive on board the 8,600 TEU Sofia Express while the vessel was anchored at Vancouver Port, Canada.
Maritime Business World