COVID 19 - Latest Instruction related to Passenger Vessels, Vessels Carrying Passengers, Service Boats and Crew Changes
Correspondents O.F. Gollcher & Sons Ltd has provided the following update regarding Passenger Vessels, Vessels Carrying Passengers, Service Boats and Crew Changes issued by the authorities in Malta.
- • All vessels must be cleared by Port Health prior to port entry.
- • Cruise liners arriving from an Italian/Sicilian port (LPC) are NOT Permitted.
- • Cruise ships arriving from a port other than Italian/Sicilian are Permitted subject to Port Health clearance.
- • Any requests involving passengers from Italy/Sicily are NOT Permitted.
- • Any request involving passengers not coming from Italy/Sicily are permitted and are subject to Port Health clearance.
- • Requests from local work boats WTW / OTW are subject to Port Health clearance.
- • Conveyances involving crew changes WTW and OTW are NOT Permitted. Crew changes are only permitted whilst vessels are in port subject that applicable procedures are in place including Port Health clearance.
- • Conveyance vessels requesting to proceed to OTW are to process a normal arrival and departure notification and are also subject to port formalities including Port Health clearance.
- • With regards to the dis/embarkation of surveyors, mooring master, etc… Port Health doctor to be consulted prior to authorising.
The above instructions are applicable with Immediate effect.
If you have any questions please get in touch with your usual UK Club contact.
You may also be interested in:
The Sinking of the Titanic
In this short article, the Club takes a look back one of the most notorious historical incident in maritime history, the sinking of Titanic; this casualty gives us the opportunity to examine the reported facts, to reflect and understand human error and avoid those mistakes from being repeated that others have made.
QCR Spring 2021: Lopez v. Catalina Channel Express, Inc. - US Ninth Circuit Requires Availability of Alternative Methods for Restroom Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act
The crux of the issue in this case was that the restroom on the Jet Cat Express, a passenger vessel owned and operated by Catalina, was too narrow for Plaintiff’s wheelchair and he unfortunately soiled himself.
It's our worst case scenario - someone on board collapses and is found to be unresponsive and not breathing - this advice outlines how to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and what equipment and medication is available.