Foreign crewman COVID-negative after Qld port breach

Mr Thompson said he didn’t know how the absconding crew member escaped or where he had gone, but it was a large port with a lot of vehicles entering and exiting.

“This is the first time in the port’s history this has happened. It is very concerning for me and the Townsville community,” he said.

Herbert MP Phillip Thompson: “This was a nerve-racking and scary time for our community.”Credit:Australian of the Year Awards

“That investigation [into the missing crewman] remains ongoing, they [ABF] will brief me when they have more clarity around this incident.

“The concern is still how did that happen. These ships operate under COVID rules and Australian ports have been operating throughout the pandemic, but this is the first time…

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