Important Updates on COVID-19 Prevention and Restriction Policies at Chinese Mainland Ports
On December 26, 2022, the PRC's National Health Commission issued a plan for managing the Novel Coronavirus as a Class B infectious disease.
Important update: South Korea Quarantine Regulation changes outlined in the latest circular from correspondent Spark International
No Requirement for Vessels to Submit Seafarers' Nucleic Test Results before Calling Chinese Ports
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest advice from Club correspondents Huatai Marine relating to the Chinese government's new policy on improving epidemic prevention and control measures, a new version of Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Ports and Their Frontline Personnel (the 12th edition)
Recently, and in particular during the summer period, the Club has noticed a spike in stowaway cases, hence the below article serves as a refresher on what is already known as well as an update on the practical problems and implications for Owners that may arise in connection with the disembarkation and repatriation of stowaways.
Dee O' Leary explains how a prompt and efficient investigation by Tom Nork, a partner at Holman, Fenwick and Willan, saved a foreign shipowner from a potential million-dollar claim
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.
During the 110th session of the International Labour Conference, additional amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) were approved.
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest circular from OASIS P&I Services Ltd., a local correspondent in China
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
COVID-19 claims FAQs
P&I cover responds to a Member's liability to pay damages or compensation for illness and death resulting from illness of any seaman including hospital, medical, funeral or other expenses necessarily incurred in relation to such illness or such death. Such liability will typically fall under the terms of an approved contract of employment or possibly under common law. If a serving crewmember falls ill or dies due to coronavirus, this would be treated in the same way as any other crew illness or death claim.
COVID-19 illness cover
Cover under the crew illness rules - Rule 2 Section 3 Members' liabilities in respect of crew illness from Covid-19 are covered under Rule 2 Section 3
China: Announcement on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of COVID-19
The UK Club’s local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, have issued a circular on the announcement of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Customs on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of the COVID-19 for Vessels Engaged in International Voyages.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the headlines around the world
We have received the following clarification from our local correspondents, Budd Group, regarding the situation with vaccines in Ghana.
World Health Organization (WHO) releases an implementation guide for the management of Covid-19 on board cargo ships and fishing vessels.
Covid-19 was declared as a global pandemic by the WHO on 11th March 2020 and continues to affect people around the world.
Cruise Line successfully sought injunctive relief from Florida's New COVID-19 Documentation Statute
Australia: COVID-19 Update
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest update dated 20.09.21 below from the Club's Legal Correspondents Cocks MacNish, Australia; previous updates from the correspondents on this subject may be accessed below this latest update.
The Club is pleased to issue the following guidance from our Club Correspondent Oasis P&I regarding their circular No_2107: Updates on Chinese Ports after Recent Regional Outbreaks of Covid-19 in China.