To disembark Captain who died 2 months ago, ship’s returning to Europe

June 23, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Italy-flagged container ship ITAL LIBERA left Jakarta Anchorage on May 27, after being stuck there since Apr 19, and is sailing back to Europe, namely to Italy, to disembark Captain’s body. He allegedly, died from covid, 5 more crew were found test positive. Indonesian authorities, notwithstanding 1,5 month anchorage isolation, refused to accept Captain’s body, along with other SEA nations, so operator of the ship, Hapag-Lloyd, had no other choice except to re-direct the ship back to Europe, and declare a Force Majeure.
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