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A coronavirus-studded cargo ship off the coast of Port Hedland departs for the Philippines

The BHP charter iron ore bulk carrier Vega Dream, which suffered COVID-19 on board, left the harbor off Port Hedland on Wednesday and is on its way to the Philippines.

Vega Dream set sail for the Philippines.credit:Maritime traffic

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority allowed the vessel to leave after Western Australia’s assistance was denied without the need for medical intervention.

Department public health experts advise vessels on infection prevention and control, and shipping agencies go to deep cleaning programs for vessels used for successful safe management in Altania, Kuwait and Patricia Oldendorff. Access was also provided.

The ship left the harbor at about 5:30 pm on Sunday, loaded with iron ore, and then anchored off Port Hedland, outside the jurisdiction of Western Australia. The positive crew was isolated on board in a room with an ensuite.

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WA Health Minister Roger Cook said last week that an Australian mining company had agreed not to use Manila-based seafarers after the state confirmed the outbreak of COVID-19 on bulk carriers.

The Vega Dream is the second ship to arrive in northern Western Australia, with positive cases on board in the last few months after the outbreak on the Patricia Oldendorf bulk carrier, which is currently departing.

Place of originA coronavirus-studded cargo ship off the coast of Port Hedland departs for the Philippines

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