According to the port authority, the ship should leave on Friday. According to the Australian authorities, the crew of the “Artania” asked for a stay of two more weeks, among other things, for a thorough cleaning of the ship. A spokeswoman for the Bonn tour operator Phoenix did not want to confirm this information on Wednesday. “We are in negotiations with the Australian authorities. There are many plans and options, but none of them are specific yet, ”she said.
The ship of the Phoenix-based shipping company in Bonn had moored dozens of coronavirus infections on board in Fremantle south of Perth last week. According to the tour operator, there are 23 infected passengers and 13 crew members in Australian hospitals. In addition, two other passengers would be treated there for other acute illnesses. The majority of the more than 800 passengers had been flown to Germany on Sunday.