As reported in our letter on 6th of May, upon departure from Durban bound to Asia, some crew members on MV ITAL LIBERA 065E tested positive for COVID-19.
We have received further news form our partner Evergreen, and much to our regret, we must inform you that the captain of MV ITAL LIBERA unfortunately passed away on the vessel. Hapag-Lloyd expresses our condolences to the captain’s family. Force majeure has been declared and due to no Asian ports accepting the vessel, she has been diverted to call Italy first in order to repatriate the captain.
Thereafter, MV ITAL LIBERA shall continue her rotation in Far East. Exact arrival dates are not yet known but will be shared as soon as possible, alongside the delivery plan for cargo that is still on board.
We appreciate your patience and regret the delayed arrival of your cargo due to the circumstances out of vessel operator’s control.