“Get your house in order,” Cook urges Manila crewing agencies, authorities

Bulk carriers Patricia Oldendorff and Vega Dream arrived in Australia with multiple cases of Covid-19 onboard, a fortnight apart, and both from Manila, sending West Australian health minister Roger Cook requesting miners to seek alternate places for crew prior to their arrival in Australian waters and prompted the federal government in Canberra to ensure that Filipino authorities strengthen their maritime crew arrangements.

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