NSW Port Authority warned in January of ‘gaping hole’ in coronavirus biosecurity checks

Maritime union said the requirement for ships to ‘self-declare’ illness was ‘woefully inadequate’ 50 days before Ruby Princess allowed to offload sick passengers in SydneyLatest Australian coronavirus updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The choice for 300 Australians: stay on cruise ship with Covid-19 positive passenger or disembark in ItalyThe New South Wales Port Authority ignored warnings in January of the need for tighter biosecurity checks, the Maritime Union of Australia says.In an email seen by Guardian Australia, MUA secretary Paul Garrett warned the NSW Port Authority chief executive, Philip Holliday, that ship captains could not be relied upon to self-disclose illnesses on board. Continue reading...

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