More than 20 workers at Japan Marine United positive for Covid-19

Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) has reported that 25 workers at its facility in Ariake have tested positive for Covid-19.

JMU said that two employees tested positive over the weekend and a further 23 were confirmed to be infected on July 27th. More than 96 people who had been in close contact with the infected workers have been traced. They will also be tested. The company has undertaken measures to disinfect the facility.

Ariake shipyard in Ariake is building tankers, VLCCs, gas carriers and other types of merchant ship. It 12 ships on order, based on the data from VesselsValue. These include eight Post-Panamax containerships being built for Wan Hai Lines, three VLCCs and one Capesize bulker being built for unnamed owners.