Posted on February 21, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Reports that a cook on a quarantined cargo ship died from heart problems not a suspected contagious disease.

ARX reported on Monday that Blue Tune had been quarantined and an investigation was underway to determine if a contagious disease had caused the death of the ship’s cook.

However, a preliminary coroner’s report has revealed the death of the cook was due to heart conditions and not a disease he had caught on the ship.

The ship’s crew reported the death to Greek authorities and suggested there was a spell of illness on board that could be an outbreak of disease. The vessel was carrying cargo of bauxite from Ravenna, Italy, to San Nicolas, Greece. Greek officials excluded cargo as the possible cause of poisoning but continued to investigate the possibility of there being a contagious disease.

The ship was put under quarantine, and ordered to proceed to Boeotia area, Gulf of Corinth, to wait for a specialist team to board her. As of 1430 UTC Feb 19, the ship was in San Nicolas, seemingly moored.

General cargo ship BLUE TUNE, IMO 9491927, dwt 5193, built 2010, flag Antigua, manager MASTERMIND SHIPMANAGEMENT DOO, Montenegro.

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