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Wharfies, bosses agree on need for foreign sailors to get COVID tested – The Age

Maritime Union says a lack of testing for foreign sailors docking at Victoria’s ports is putting the state at risk of another COVID outbreak.



Testing waterfront workers seven days after boarding a vessel, rather than the international seafarers arriving from foreign ports, is like breathalysing the barman instead of the drink driver.
Patrick Terminals chief executive Michael Jovicic said his company had been following government infection control and PPE protocols in all the states and territories where they operate but said there had been inconsistencies in approaches between jurisdictions.
Arriving seafarers are not required to undergo…

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