Five COVID-19 cases were discovered among Indonesian crew members onboard the bunker tanker ALLI. The crew was on quarantine due to an earlier a case on 16 April.
As the Singapore’s Ministry of Health reported, the seafarers had not disembarked the vessel, except to go for COVID-19 tests and vaccination. In fact, two of the crew had received their first doses of the vaccine recently.
The four new cases on the bunker tanker were part of a total of five community cases in Singapore reported on 24 April. Singapore has managed to bring the pandemic under control by applying strict measures.
What is more, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore informed that crew with recent travel history to India within the last 14 days, are not allowed to entry the country.
In fact, the Ministry of Health announced that from 23 April 2021, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to India within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.