The oil and chemical tanker the Stolt Sakura – Covid Watch

The oil and chemical tanker the Stolt Sakura berthed this morning at Fremantle Port to allow for WA Health public health officials to test all crew members for COVID-19 today.

On Tuesday, the captain notified WA Health that 12 out of 22 crew members had returned non-negative† rapid antigen tests for COVID-19, reporting either mild or no symptoms at that stage.

Two crew members have now been transferred by ambulance to Fiona Stanley Hospital in a stable condition for further medical assessment. At this stage it is expected that all other crew members will remain in isolation or quarantine on board the vessel, pending the test results which are expected by tomorrow.

WA Health is continuing to work with the vessel and key maritime stakeholders regarding its ongoing management.