Master and Chief Officer of Italian tanker virus positive, Antwerp

Master of Italian tanker FT QUARTO was tested positive for coronavirus and taken to hospital at Antwerp, Belgium.

Tanker arrived at Antwerp on Apr 15, understood Master reported or asked medical assistance suffering cold, was tested and found infected. Chief Officer has been also tested positive for corona virus, but remained on board, showing slight or no illness symptoms.

The rest of the crew tested negative.

Tanker remains berthed at Antwerp under quarantine, not clear how manager and authorities will deal with this situation.