Number of COVID-19 cases on Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen ship rises to 62

   August 7, 2020 ,   Accidents

The number of people on Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen ship who have tested COVID-positive has risen to 62.

Following the outbreak, the ship's owner halted all sailings on Monday, August 3, and Norway closed its cruise ports for 2 weeks.

According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, during its two voyages last month, 41 crew and 21 passengers had tested positive. All of the infected passengers were registered as living in Norway.

MS Roald Amundsen is used as cruiseferry sailing from port to port along the west coast of Norway. Some cruisers disembarked along the coastal route and local authorities feared they might have spread the Coronavirus to local communities.

According to Norwegian broadcaster NRK, Bent Martini, the shipowner Hurtigruten's chief operating officer who had been traveling on the infected vessel when it docked in Tromso Norway, had been temporarily discharged. It was not revealed whether he had tested positive.

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