Christmas and New Year - Office closures 2019

May we wish all our Members and friends a Seasons Greetings and a happy, prosperous and joyous 2020.  As always, our best wishes and thoughts are particularly with the crews who keep watch on board ships at sea through this time.

We hope you will have the opportunity for a well-earned holiday. Our offices follow local customs when taking holidays during the Christmas and New Year holiday period but maintain a roster of duty contacts throughout that time. 

Duty executives for the various area groups and local offices are listed in the Emergency & AOH Contacts page. This information is updated to ensure it is current throughout the holiday period. The Emergency and AOH contacts details in the Making Contact section cover regional offices as well as London.

Office closures in the run up to 2020 are:


25th - 26th December 2019

27th December 2019 - there will be a small number of staff working in the office and others supporting from home.

1st January 2020 (New Year's day)

New Jersey/San Francisco

24th - 25th December 2019

31st December 2019

1st January 2020


25th -  26th December 2019

1st January, 2020

Hong Kong

25th - 26th December 2019

1st January 2020

25th - 28th January 2020


25th December 2019

1st January 2020

25th - 27th January 2020


1st January 2020

24th - 30th January 2020 (19th Jan & 1st Feb 2020 are working days)

Japan and TMKK

28th December 2019 - 5th January 2020 (offices will reopen on the 6th January 2020).

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