Antwerp - The Belgian port of Antwerp has quarantined a Maltese-flagged oil tanker until at least July 4 after more than half of its crew tested positive for COVID-19, the port authority said on Thursday.
The Minerva Oceania was being held at the port’s Leopold dock after 15 of its 26-person crew had returned positive tests, a port spokeswoman said in an emailed response.
Two of the crew members who tested positive were in hospital but their condition was not serious, she said.
The other crew were remaining on board and those with COVID-19 self-isolating in separate cabins.
The spokeswoman did not say when the ship had arrived in Antwerp or where it had come from.
Ship tracking website MarineTraffic said the oil products tanker had arrived in Antwerp on June 19 after a month-long journey from Ras Laffan in Qatar.