Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen ship

   July 31, 2020 ,   Accidents

4 crew members on Hurtigruten's ms Roald Amundsen have tested COVID-positive.

The authorities in Tromso Norway are cooperating with the cruise company to test those who had been onboard and track chains of infection.

MS Roald Amundsen was en route from Svalbard (Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island) and arrived in Port Tromso Friday morning, July 31. The news of the Coronavirus outbreak has reached the authorities during the day. In the afternoon, 4 crew have been admitted to Tromso's University Hospital. None of them are Norwegian citizens.

All the cruise ship crew members (160 total) are currently quarantined onboard and each of them will be tested.

The cruise passengers have been released but they'll also be quarantined. The municipality of Tromso decided this in consultation with the national infection control authority of Norway.

There were a total of 337 people onboard - 160 crew and 177 passengers.

Hurtigruten is cooperating with local authorities to track down former passengers on the departures July 17 and 24.

For more MS Roald Amundsen accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.