Northern Democrat, a Liberia flagged containership, which was on its way, from Los Angeles to Peru had to anchor at Posorja, Equador. After a crew member died from respiratory issues during the voyage.
The incident occurred on 9th June. The vessel remains anchored since. After anchoring on Posorja, the vessel requested for immediate medical assistance. The other crew are currently under quarantine. They have all been tested for COVID-19, and are awaiting the result for the same.
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The dead seaman has been identified of Filipino nationality. The reason of death has not yet been identified, and is being investigated. There were no reports of any crew being sick.