Chinese Ports Update - Development on Foreign Crew Change and Disembarkation
It is reported by Chinese media that foreign crew change operations will resume in ten Chinese ports including Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Haikou.
Shanghai government recently issued a Notice allowing change and disembarkation of foreign seafarers under certain conditions. Measures of treatment for ill/injured seafarers and Chinese crew change are also clarified in the same Notice.
The main procedures of the measures are summarised in the below Huatai Circular PNI13- Chinese Ports Update - Development on Foreign Crew Change and Disembarkation. For easy reference, the circular has been issued in both English and Chinese.
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