28th September 2020
The bulk carrier Patricia Oldendorff (114,753 tdw built 2010) is currently anchored off Port Hedland, Western Australia. Seventeen crewmembers aboard have tested positive for the Corona virus. Fortunately, all crewmembers on board as well as in shore-quarantine are feeling well with only a few seamen showing very slight infection symptoms.
We are very concerned about the health and wellbeing of our crewmembers and those caring for them. We have had excellent support from the Australian Department of Health, AMSA and the Pilbara Ports Authority. The authorities have been managing the situation with upmost professionalism. Every effort is being made to contain and improve the situation as quickly as possible.