Huatai: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (17/03/2020)
Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultancy Service Ltd, the Club’s local correspondents in China, are continuing to monitor the situation closely and have provided the Club with an updated advisory as of 17th March 2020.
The Club is in close contact with its local correspondents and is monitoring the situation.
This is a rapidly changing situation and Members are advised to check local current advice. Conditions may change on a daily basis during a contagious disease outbreak. Members can also be referred to the Club's dedicated resource page on the outbreak here.
Owners should always follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of illness and not expose crew or spread disease. Loss prevention measures will vary by disease and may involve preventive vaccinations, vessel disinfections, limitations on crew or passenger shore leave, ability to obtain ship supplies, restrictions on treatment of sewage or waste water or even require cancellation of port calls.
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