Norwegian Ship Ordered To Anchor Off Ko Nu Island After 6 Crew Members Test Positive

Norwegian Ship Off Thailand COVID-19

The Boa Deep C, a Norwegian-flagged offshore support vessel carrying six crewmen infected with COVID-19, has been ordered to stay anchored off Ko Nu island in Songkhla province, Rear Admiral Pokkrong Monthatphalin said.

Mr Monthatphalin, the spokesman for the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre (Thai-MECC), said the vessel had been anchored off Ko Nu island since 12th May as ordered by the marine office of Songkhla.

According to a report given to Thai-MECC Region 2 by Santi Raksap, an official at the in­ter­national disease control office of the Songkhla deep-sea port, the Boa Deep C departed from India on 1st May with 29 crew on board.

After a stop-off in Singapore, the vessel arrived at the Port of Songkhla in Singha Nakhon district on 11th May at about 8am.

On its arrival, officials from the Port of Songkhla examined the vessel’s documents and gave the crew COVID-19 swab tests.

At 10pm, the swab tests showed six of the crew had COVID-19 – two each from Ukraine and Poland and one each from India and Russia.