RUSSIA CORONA-CRISIS: Workers at a coronavirus-hit Novatek Arctic construction site housed on Ferry Princess Anastasia
A cruise ship has arrived in Russia’s northwesterly Murmansk region to accommodate healthy staff from a construction site run by the gas company Novatek, one of Russia’s coronavirus hotspots, a local crisis center said.
Novatek, one of the world’s top liquefied natural gas companies, is building a facility to produce gravity-based platforms for its future LNG plants in Belokamenka near Murmansk, a region bordering Finland and Norway.
Many of Russia’s oil and gas facilities are located in remote areas where people live and work in close proximity for weeks on end, so that any contagious disease is hard to contain.
Russia has 379,051 confirmed coronavirus cases, Total Deaths 4,121 (as of 29.05.20)
Andrei Chibis, Murmansk’s regional governor, told the TASS news agency last week that the region was cooperating with Novatek to limit the coronavirus outbreak at the site.
The CruiseFerry Princess Anastasia offeres Baltic Sea cruises, sailing from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn. Owner(Operator is MOBY SPL an russian Italian Joint-Venture.
Source: Arctic Today