At least 26 sailors from five ships that are docked in the ports of Valencia, Bilbao and Vigo have tested positive for coronavirus, some of which are from the Indian variant, so all their crews are in quarantine, according to the authorities. of those cities.
In the Canary Islands they are also studying another possible case of an infected one of the Indian variant, who was traveling in an oil tanker that has been anchored in the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since last May 1.
In Vigo, four crew members of the Prometheus Leader ship are hospitalized, out of a total of seven infected on board by the Indian variant of the coronavirus. The ship has been moored in the port of Vigo for the week with the quarantined crew on board and must be kept until at least May 10, unless the shipowner decides to replace the crew and continue its route.
In Bilbao, three crew members of the ship Stavanger Pearl, two of them of Indian nationality, have tested positive for covid-19 and are isolated along with a fourth suspected case, while the rest of the crew also remain in quarantine inside the boat.
In the port of Valencia, thirteen sailors from two ships are confined after testing positive for covid, although none of them require hospital care for now, so they remain in quarantine inside the ships, while the variant of the virus is analyzed.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands is studying a possible case of a variant of the Indian strain in an Indian crew member of an oil tanker that has been anchored in the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since May 1.
The Cielo di Hanoi ship, flying the Liberian flag, had been in the Gran Canaria port for a week until last April 26, and when it was in waters near El Hierro it had to return to detect the possible case of covid of the crew member, now admitted at the hospital.
Health confirms an outbreak aboard the Cielo di Hanoi with 3 positives, one admitted.