Large container ship ordered into quarantine in Brazil

Soybean loading operations were set to resume late on Tuesday May 26th at Brazil’s Paranaguá port after container ship Cap San Lorenzo (IMO 9622227) was ordered into quarantine following a crew member testing positive Covid-19 on a crew member, authorities said.

Loading at the berth was halted after the positive test, the Williams shipping agency said. The agency noted that it was the first confirmed case of the disease at the port since the coronavirus outbreak began. All other berths at the port continued to operate as normal.

The ship berthed at Santos Brazil on May 24th when a non-Brazilian crew member was scheduled  to be relieved and to return home. Unluckily for him. Brazil’s health surveillance agency ANVISA tested him and found that he was positive for Sars Cov-2. All the crew were then tested; cargo operations were cancelled and the ship was taken to outer anchorage to await the results of the test.

2013-built, Denmark-flagged, 118,938 gt Cap San Lorenzo is owned and managed by Maersk AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is entered with Standard Club (European Division) on behalf of Maersk AS.