オーストラリア: COVID-19 アップデート

Western Australia – Covid infected vessels from Indonesia (29th July 2021)

インドネシアから、COVID-19に感染した乗組員を乗せた船舶が到着したことに加え、西オーストラリア州(WA)では新たな感染拡大につながりうる案件が発生しました。バルクキャリアのDarya Krishna号はインドネシアのバタム島を経由し、呼吸器疾患の症状で体調不良となった4人の乗組員と共に月曜日、西オーストラリア州フリーマントルに到着しました。

Further to our below update on the concerns of Western Australia State (WA) regarding vessels arriving from Indonesia with COVID-19 infected crew, another vessel, the bulk carrier, Darya Krishna, transiting at Batam, berthed at Fremantle on Monday with four out of her twenty crew members unwell with respiratory disease symptoms. The number of vessels seeking to berth at Australian ports due to their crew members requiring hospitalisation, and the vessels being left under-manned, is increasing. Indonesia is in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak that has resulted in a high number of deaths since a few weeks ago, and crew members therefore risk contracting the virus when they go ashore.

WA has no community spread of COVID at the moment and WA Premier Mark McGowan has now been quoted as saying that he will turn away COVID infected ships if he can. The Club is monitoring the situation and will continue to keep Members updated.

オーストラリアPSC集中検査キャンペーンの実施

AMSA(Australia Maritime Safety Authority)は、2021年8月1日から2021年9月30日まで、「航海の安全」に関する集中検査キャンペーン(Focused Inspection Campaign, FIC)を実施します。

この集中検査キャンペーンの目的は、次の事項を確認することにあります。
・国際条約における航行の安全に関する要求事項の準拠レベル
・航海の安全を確保するためのプロセスに関する船長と航海士の知識

PSC検査官は、添付のチェックリストにより検査を行いますので、乗組員はこれらの内容に関し事前に十分確認の上、検査に対応してください。
なお、本チェックリストの内容は、航海の安全に関し、適格な内容となっており、航海中に本リストを定期的に使用したり、船橋に掲示するなどして、有効活用をすることをお勧めします。

Attention is drawn to a recent Marine Notice of AMSA (no 4/2021) which has given advance warning of a FIC which will run in Australia from 1 August to 31 September 2021 to determine the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of International Conventions and familiarity of the masters and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation. 

The FIC will be conducted by AMSA inspectors in conjunction with normal port or flag State control inspections and a checklist will be completed on each inspection and any deficiencies will be reported to regional port State control database.  Also, the outcomes will be made public on the AMSA website.

AMSA has directed ship owners and masters to familiarise themselves with Australian Marine Order 27 (a copy of which can be downloaded below for convenience).

西オーストラリア州: COVID-19アップデート

7月22日木曜の午後12時以降、西オーストラリア州(WA)の州境規制により南オーストラリア州がCOVID-19の「低リスク州」から「中リスク州」に変更されました。これは、南オーストラリア州から西オーストラリア州へは、非常に特別な場合を除き入州が許可されなくなったことを意味しています。

Members are advised that effective 12:00pm, Thursday 22 July, South Australia transitioned from a 'low risk' state to a ‘medium risk’ state under Western Australia (WA)’s controlled border regulations. This means travel from South Australia to WA is no longer permitted without approval, and approval will only be granted in very restrictive cases. For details, please see here

The arrival of the BBC California at Fremantle port from Indonesia on 19 July with half of her 14 crew members immediately testing positive for Covid-19 had raised general concerns about vessels arriving at WA ports via Indonesia. As of yesterday, the number of the crew members infected had risen to 10. As there is an insufficient number of healthy crew members on board to operate the vessel safely, the vessel may have to stay at the port until the  sick crew members’ health improve. Two other vessels had subsequently also berthed at Fremantle following calls at Indonesian ports, with their crew members testing positive for COVID-19.

The WA Premier, Mark McGowan, says that the state government is examining how to deal further with this issue. There is therefore a possibility of further restrictions being imposed on vessels which transit via Indonesia. While Mr McGowan has ruled out a shipping ban, Members should nevertheless take note of the current situation which has the potential of disrupting vessels’ voyages from or via Indonesia.

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Date2021/09/20