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Ebola & Shipping: Update

Sept. 18, 2014

The 2013-built Bulk Carrier Western Copenhagen has reportedly been barred from entering Malta's harbors, according to recent reports.  The vessel, while en-route from Guinea to Ukraine, had sought medical assistance from Maltese port authorities for one of its crew members that seemed to be suffering from Ebola-related symptoms.  Patrol boats were sent to ensure the vessel did not enter Maltese waters, according to BBC News. 

The vessel has since traveled to Sicily, Italy where the Filipino crew member was offloaded and given antibiotics.  It's still unknown if the crew member is actually infected with Ebola. 

Read the full story from BBC News