Ebola creating atmosphere of fear in shipping industry as coastguard steps in
Maritime and Coastguard Agency monitoring vessels entering UK waters that have visited ports in west Africa affected by virus
Ships entering UK waters that have visited ports in west Africa affected by the Ebola virus are now being monitored by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and being asked to provide details of the onboard health status.
The move comes amid claims of an atmosphere of fear in the shipping industry, which has led to some seafarers and shipowners refusing to call at those ports in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at the centre of the medical emergency.
Source: Guardian Transport