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Coronavirus cluster found in cargo ship in Australia

Health
A coronavirus cluster has been detected on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the dangerBy ROD McGUIRK Associated PressMay 26, 2020, 10:07 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCANBERRA, Australia -- A coronavirus cluster was detected Tuesday on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the danger. Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus four days after the livestock carrier arrived from the United Arab Emirates on Friday, Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan said. The six infected crew were transferred to hotel quarantine
Hospital ship USNS Mercy leaves Los Angeles

Hospital ship USNS Mercy leaves Los Angeles

Business
May 15 (UPI) -- The Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy left Los Angeles on Friday after serving as assistance to area hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercy departed the World Cruise Center Terminal of the Port of Los Angeles for San Diego, its home base, after treating a wide variety of patients. Several surgeries, including the ship's first pacemaker replacement procedure, were performed. The 1,000-bed hospital ship arrived on March 27, not to treat COVID-19 patients but to handle other patient concerns as local hospitals dealt with the virus. The vessel is now expected to return to its home port in San Diego. Over the course of its six weeks in port in Los Angeles, the vessel treated a total of 77 patients, including 36 surgeries overall, USNI reported. "We came to Los Angele...
HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status

HMS Beagle: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status

Science
The remains of a rare 19th Century dock built for Charles Darwin's ship HMS Beagle has been recognised as a site of national importance.The submerged mud berth on the River Roach in Rochford, Essex, will now be protected against unauthorised change.The ship, launched in 1820, allowed Darwin to make observations that led to his theory of natural selection."We are glad to see this site in a quiet corner of Essex given national protection," said Historic England."This is a fascinating example of a rare piece of maritime history."Paglesham mudflats, near Southend, was thought to be the last resting place of the Beagle and investigations into the site began last year.The team from Wessex Archaeology were able to reveal the outline of ...
Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Technology
An unmanned Russian cargo capsule has docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than two tons of supplies to the three-person crewByThe Associated PressApril 25, 2020, 7:26 AM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian cargo capsule docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. The Progress spacecraft docked at 0512 GMT Saturday, about 3 1/2 hours after blasting off from Russia’s Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. The ship carried fuel, water, food, medicine and other supplies. There are three astronauts aboard the space station: Russia’s Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, and Chris Cassidy of the United States. Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: T
Coronavirus cruise ship finally leaves Australian port

Coronavirus cruise ship finally leaves Australian port

Health
A cruise ship that is the subject of a criminal investigation after it became Australia’s largest single source of coronavirus infections is departing the country's shoresBy ROD McGUIRK Associated PressApril 23, 2020, 10:06 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCANBERRA, Australia -- A cruise ship that is the subject of a criminal investigation after it became Australia’s largest single source of coronavirus infections set off from the country's shores Thursday a month after it was ordered by police to leave. The Ruby Princess has been linked to 19 deaths in Australia and two in the United States. Australia has recorded 75 coronavirus deaths. A government inquiry is underway into why 2,700 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark in Sydney on March