Latest On The Stolt Sakura – Covid Watch

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

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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. 12 crew members in total have now tested positive by the PCR test.

Four crew members have now been transferred by ambulance to Fiona Stanley Hospital, two are in ICU, one in a serious but stable condition and one is in a stable condition. The other two crew members are in a stable condition.

At this stage it is expected that all other crew members will remain in isolation or quarantine on board the vessel unless they need to be transferred for medical treatment.

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