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Ten Covid-19 cases confirmed aboard vessel moored at Nigg in Cromarty Firth; NHS Highland aware of situation at Easter Ross port as company confirms outbreak

By Hector MacKenzie

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TEN positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed on a vessel that is docked in Easter Ross.

Oil and gas industry company Subsea 7 confirmed the cases on its at Nigg on the Cromarty Firth.

All crew have been tested and 10 positive cases identified, Subsea 7 said.

"Positive crew members and non-essential crew have disembarked from the ship and have been placed in isolation.

"There is no risk to the wider community."

The offshore supply ship was built in 2009 and flies under the Norwegian flag.

According to the Marine Traffic site, it originated from Fionaven, the deepwater oil development approximately 120 miles west of the Shetland Islands.

Back in October last year, a Covid-19 a case was confirmed aboard the EnQuest Producer, a floating production vessel docked at the Port of Nigg. The ship had been operating at the Alma/Galia fields until the EnQuest got a cessation of production.

NHS Highland is aware of the development.

Second vessel in Cromarty Firth reports Covid-19 case

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