A ship off the coast of Karratha was subject to an emergency evacuation yesterday after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19, it has been revealed.
Premier Mark McGowan confirmed a man in his 50s became unwell on April 8 on board the cargo ship AquaGenie.
A rapid test was performed on board the ship where he returned a positive result the next day.
As a result a smaller ship was sent out to retrieve the crew member yesterday and last night he was taken to Karratha Health Campus.
He is expected to be transferred to Perth today where he will be taken to Royal Perth Hospital to a dedicated isolation ward.
The AquaGenie has been…