At 17:45, after the completion of the disembarkation of survivors, the Ocean Viking receives an email from Pozzallo harbour master informing that the ship is ordered to stay at mooring point for sanitary reasons.

The official quarantine notice states that “for precautionary reasons, the vessel must not be operative, and the crew members are not allowed to disembark.” It also mentions that the quarantine will last 14 days, ending on March 8th.

At 18:54, the Ocean Viking drops anchor 3 miles off the coast of Pozzallo

Position of anchorage: 36°40.3’N 014 53.3’E