1 bulk carrier crew died, 2 in hospital: why?

June 23, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Bulk carrier ALIS arrived at Algeciras on May 25 and remains anchored since the arrival, being under quarantine. Ship was/is en route from Chennai India to Europa Point Gibraltar, via Suez. According to Spanish source, one crew died of cardiorespiratory attack and taken to Motril port, Spain, two more were taken to hospital in Malaga, all 3 positive tested. Five more crew are also tested positive but being healthy in all respects, remain on board.
Here’s the mystery of it: Prior to death and illnesses bulk carrier made a short stop at Kaloi Limenes anchorage, Crete, on May 17. Bulk carrier is operated by Greek company. Did she stop for crew change, for vaccination or for supplies?

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