11 April 2020






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A seafarer from the pipelay vessel SAIPEM FDS was found dead in Port of Rotterdam. According to the police, his death occured from natural causes and no symptoms attributable to Covid-19 and died unexpectedly during the night. The vessel homeported at Nassau in Bahamas with 77 crew members on board is currently berthed at Waalhaven and 13 of of them have been in solitary confinement for days with suspected Coronavirus symptoms. A fourteenth worker was hospitalised after his condition worsened.

Saipem had already taken steps to apply the strictest protocols to verify the existence of Covid-19 cases on board the vehicle itself. Only one crew member was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive. Also it expresses its condolences and sincerest sympathy with the family.

Images of SAIPEM FDS entering Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta back to 16th August, 2009.

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Published – Saturday 11th April, 2020

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