2nd COVID-19 case confirmed on Marine Atlantic's Blue Puttees ferry

   January 22, 2021 ,   Accidents

Canadian federal (state-owned) corporation Marine Atlantic announced on Thursday, January 21, that a second crew had tested COVID-positive after a case detected on Blue Puttees ferry earlier this week.

In a statement, the ferry company said the crew was part of the same shift as the previously infected one. The public health agencies in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador continued "to take the lead on contact tracing and the public health investigation.”

The agency identified a positive case involving a male crew recently on the ship Blue Puttees on Tuesday, January 19.

In a Wednesday release, Marine Atlantic said Nova Scotia's Public Health Authority was conducting contact tracing as was the case with each new confirmed case.

All crew who were on the ship and completed their shift will be tested for COVID-19.

To facilitate the required testing, MS Blue Puttees was taken out of service.