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Sydney wharfies exposed to COVID-infected ship’s crew



A group of Sydney dock workers are sweating on the results of coronavirus tests after boarding a ship now found to have been carrying infected sailors.

The Inge Kosan, an LPG tanker, was docked in Port Botany for a day from March 31 after arriving from the Papua New Guinea capital of Port Moresby.

It sailed for Vanuatu on April 1.

“Health authorities in Vanuatu have confirmed that 12 out of 13 crew members from the ship, including [a] deceased crew member, tested positive for COVID following testing in Port Vila,” NSW Health said on Friday.

Some 15 wharfies boarded the vessel when it was at Port Botany more than three weeks ago and six tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday night.

The remaining nine are awaiting their results, which…

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