WHO Guidance for Managing Covid-19 Cases or Outbreak Onboard Ships
The Club would like to draw to Members’ attention that the World Health Organization (WHO) has just released 'An implementation guide for the management of Covid-19 on board cargo ships and fishing vessels'. The target audience of this guide includes port operators and ship operators.
The guide is recommended for use with WHO’s Handbook for management of public health events on board ships. The purpose of this handbook is to assist competent authorities at the local level to manage potentially internationally significant public health events at ports.
For further information, please get in touch with your usual Club contact.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers
In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this Guidance has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters. The purpose is to help shipping companies follow advice provided by United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
These amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
The below information received from UK Club Correspondents Wang Jing and Co, providing updated safety guidelines for the prevention of collisions between merchant vessels and fishing vessels as released by China MSA.