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85 crew members of seafood vessel in Alaska test positive for coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
A total of 85 crew members have tested positive for coronavirus aboard an American Seafoods Vessel, the American Triumph, that was making its way from Unalaska to Seward.

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The City of Seward sent a press release Sunday announcing the news. The city did add 34 crew members tested negative.

According to the city, “Charter flights are in the process of transporting the 34 crew members with negative tests from Unalaska to Anchorage to begin a period of quarantine and symptom monitoring.”

Those who tested positive will sail to Seward as planned with American Seafoods medical support personnel on board. They are expected to arrive by Wednesday.

“Immediately upon docking in Seward, all crew aboard the American Triumph will load directly onto waiting buses to travel directly to their Anchorage isolation location for further care and monitoring,” read the release.

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