M/T Finnstraum – Covid-19

One of the crew members onboard M/T Finnstraum tested positive for covid-19 this afternoon. Since the test was taken yesterday the crew member has been isolated in his cabin onboard. The vessel is anchored outside Elnesvågen near Molde, Norway. Relevant authorities have been informed.

The district medical officer in the municipality of Hustadvika, Norway swiftly arranged for testing of the remaining crew onboard Finnstraum this evening. We are awaiting the results from these tests, most likely tomorrow.

The crew member has only mild covid-19 symptoms. The rest of the crew is in good shape and we are looking after them as best as possible.

The vessel is in ballast condition, waiting to load cargo.

M/T Finnstraum is a 16.028 dwt. chemical tanker with double hull built in Norway in 1999. The vessel is registered in The Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and is classed by DNVGL. Finnstraum has Norwegian, East European and Filipino crew of eighteen onboard. Utkilen AS in Bergen, Norway manages the ship commercially and technically.

Press contact:

Espen Bjelland, CFO, phone +47 900 15570 or espen.bjelland@utkilen.no

Bergen, 23rd of December 2020

Utkilen AS

Strandgaten 197

5004 Bergen, Norway

Switchboard: +47 5530 7800

Further information can be found at: www.utkilen.no