The trial of the doctor and captain of the Hurtigruten, which was infected with the coronavirus in July 2020, will begin on Monday at the District Court of Nord-Troms.
The captain and the ship’s doctor were fined NOK 30,000 and NOK 40,000 respectively. Both have refused to pay fines, and the case will start Monday in Nordstrom’s district court, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) wrote.
The fine was issued for failing to notify the Norwegian authorities. The ship’s doctor was also fined for failing to perform his duties as a medic.
The central question in this case is what ashore management actually knew and who made the decision not to notify authorities of an outbreak on a cruise ship.
A total of 386 people were isolated and 71 were infected in the outbreak at MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten.
The captain’s attorney, Fredrik Brodwall, did not want to comment on the case before the trial began. Mr Per Zimmer, the ship’s attorney, said his client was looking forward to the trial.
Hurtigruten was previously fined NOK 1 million for violations of the Ship Safety and Infection Control Act.
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