Crew Changes during Covid-19- "Shame on port states"
In the following article, ‘Shame on port states’ in the July 2020 edition of the Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, the author, Dennis L. Bryant of Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, adds his voice to the maritime industry’s pleas to port states to implement without further delay the recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the pandemic which were proposed by a broad cross section of global industry associations and which have been endorsed by the IMO (see IMO Briefing 15 07/05/2020).
For the latest guidance relating to crew changes, please click here.
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