12 crew on the first cruise ship to dock in Greece test Coronavirus-positive

   September 28, 2020 ,   Accidents

12 crew from the first cruise ship to dock in Greece following the lockdown have tested COVID-positive, the Greek coastguard announced on Monday, September 28.

The Malta-flagged German liner Mein Schiff 6 (operated by TUI Cruises) with 922 passengers on board was last moored off Milos Island. The positive results surfaced following tests on 150 assistant staff among the vessel's 666 crew total. The infected were isolated on the ship. The Greek coastguard is awaiting instructions from the public health agency on where Mein Schiff 6 is to sail.

TUI's Schiff 6 had sailed from Heraklion Crete Sunday evening and was en route to Piraeus-Athens. All passengers had a clean bill of health prior to the voyage.

Mein Schiff 6 was the first cruise ship to return to Greece following the country's lockdown measures imposed in March 2020, homeporting in Heraklion since mid-September.

For more Mein Schiff 6 accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.