The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020 and it remains an ongoing risk worldwide. Most nations took extreme measures to limit the spread of this deadly coronavirus disease - and many continue to do so.
Members should always check and comply with the latest local health advice to protect their crews, prevent the disease from spreading and minimise the risk of delay.
Loss prevention measures may include vaccinations, vessel disinfections, limitations on shore leave and resupply, restrictions on wastewater treatment, and even cancellation of port calls.
The Club and its local correspondents are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep this page updated with the latest news and advice. Please contact us immediately if you need help.
COVID-19: Industry Guidelines and Additional Resources
We have collated a range of industry best practice guidelines and relevant pages of organisations including the World Health Organization, International Labor Organization, and the International Maritime Organization.
Crew Changes - A Comprehensive Guide
We have been working with over 200 members of our correspondents network to produce a comprehensive document that outlines challenges and changes for crew changes in ports
WHO Guidance for Managing Covid-19 Cases or Outbreak Onboard Ships
World Health Organization (WHO) releases an implementation guide for the management of Covid-19 on board cargo ships and fishing vessels.
MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular No.19
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore recently issued Port Marine Circular No.19 of 2022 which introduced a requirement for all non-vaccinated crew arriving in Singapore after 28th August to perform a pre-departure COVID test 2 days before arrival and hold valid travel insurance which covers them for all COVID risks.