Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers

This article contains two documents from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) offering guidance on legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19) and a practical guide for Seafarers and Shipping Companies on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations. 

This Guidance addresses legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19). It considers questions that have been raised by members such as: whether and under what conditions a shipowner can require crew to have vaccination, what vaccines may be safely given and what might be the potential liabilities for shipowners in requiring crew to be vaccinated. It provides guidance on best employment practice to protect against such liabilities and information on insurance cover for such liabilities under the shipowner’s standard Protection and Indemnity (P&I) insurance.

Below are two pdfs available to download:

  1. ICS document: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
  2. ICS document: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination for Seafarers and Shipping Companies: A Practical Guide

For more information please get in touch with your usual Club contact who will be please to assist you. 

Downloads

  • Coronavirus-COVID-19-Legal-Liability-and-Insurance-Issues-arising-from-Vaccination-of-Seafarers (284 KB)

    23/03/2021

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  • Coronavirus-COVID-19-Vaccination-for-Seafarers-and-Shipping-Companies-A-Practical-Guide (1 MB)

    24/03/2021

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UK P&I

Date25/03/2021