COVID-19 Cases Onboard MOL’s Capesize Bulker ‘Vega Dream’ Treated And Returned Safely – Update

The “Vega Dream”(174,713MT, built July 2010) owned and managed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) with a crew of twenty, has sailed from the Philippines on November 6, after completion of vessel sanitization and crew change.

By October 12, the vessel had seven crew members onboard who tested positive for COVID-19 at Port Hedland, Western Australia. On October 14, the vessel sailed from Australia towards the Philippines for crew change based on discussion with related authorities and parties. The vessel arrived in the Philippines on October 22. All crew members including the one who disembarked at Port Hedland for isolation have already safely returned to the Philippines.

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Image Credits: Daniel Ferro / @Gibdan1 – Twitter

MOL will continue to give top priority and to ensure the safety of its officers, employees and related parties, and will respond flexibly in accordance with the Government Policies.

Reference: mol.co.jp

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Seven Coronavirus Cases Reported Onboard MOL’s Capesize Bulker ‘Vega Dream’

The “Vega Dream”(174,713MT, built July 2010) owned and managed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) with a crew of twenty, has COVID-19 cases onboard, at Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Among the twenty crew members, seven have been tested positive, in which one is currently isolated at the Hedland Health Campus, and the remaining six with no symptoms are isolated onboard. The other thirteen crew members, also showing no symptoms of COVID-19, have tested negative…Click here to read the article.

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