CONTAMINATION BY COVID-19 IN PART OF THE CREW SUSPENDS ACTIVITIES IN FOUR PLATFORM SUPPORT VESSELS

Apr 23, 2020

The National Health Surveillance Agency – ANVISA confirmed contamination by Covid-19 on four vessels supporting the services of offshore oil platforms. The vessels are anchored in Guanabara Bay after confirmation of contamination by Covid-19. In addition to the Subsea 7 Brasil support vessel, with three confirmed cases, Fulmar support vessels are anchored, with eight positive cases; Navegantes Pride, with 14 cases; and Skandi Peregrino, with 5 isolated cases inside the ship. In other vessels, workers with confirmed cases were isolated in hotels, according to Anvisa.

The three crew members of Subsea 7 Brasil, from the vessel Seven Sun, were diagnosed and landed last Friday (17). One is asymptomatic and the other two have mild symptoms. Everyone is being followed up by our medical team. Yesterday, Petrobrás informed the Securities and Exchange Commission, that since the beginning of the pandemic 2,048 people have reported some type of respiratory symptom to the company’s health teams, including not only their employees but also employees of service providers. The state-owned company already has 261 confirmed cases of contamination by the new coronavirus among its workers.

Anvisa determined that the four vessels cannot operate. The objective is to prevent the spread of covid-19 among its crew, who normally go on long-term journeys on the high seas. The impediment time for each vessel may vary according to the date of the last case on board in each vessel and also with the crew replacement strategy for each company.

Source: PetroNoticias

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