Qld Health staff board offshore ships to swab crews for COVID-19

COVID-19 results for crew members of two tankers off the Queensland coast were expected on Wednesday after Queensland Health sent staff to board the ships and test the workers.

The Inge Kosan and another vessel, the United Grace, were at anchor at the Brisbane outer anchorage off Point Cartwright at Mooloolaba for COVID testing, Maritime Safety Queensland general manager Angus Mitchell said.

Wharfies board a ship while docked in Sydney on which 12 crew members later tested positive for COVID-19.Credit:Nine News

“Crew testing was completed [on Tuesday morning] with results expected in the next 24 hours to inform further support requirements,” he said.

“Management of the vessels and crews will be dependent on the test results.

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