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
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.
Singapore: 47 individuals & 7 companies penalized for breaching COVID-19 related regulations
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that 47 individuals and 7 companies, including ocean-going vessel interests, were penalized between November 2020 and June 2021 for breaching safe management regulations, apparently related to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
ICS publishes COVID-19 Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
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).
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published Coronavirus (COVID-19): Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers setting out procedures for all stakeholders to facilitate crew inoculation during the pandemic.
Please find below and attached a Circular from the Port of Singapore Authority addressing the enhanced safe management measures at PSA Singapore terminals - Contactless (Segregated) Cargo Ops.
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.
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese).
The ILO CEACR notes with deep concern the challenges and the impact that restrictions and other measures adopted by governments around the world to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the protection of seafarers’ rights.
Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has announcement new regulation for vessels calling at Korean Ports to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On 10 December 2020, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication in Turkey issued a Circular containing new Covid-19 precautionary measures which need to be complied with by Pilot Stations and the vessels at Turkish ports.
The IMO in its Circular Letter No.4204/Add.35 14 December 2020 announces that, at the time of issuing the letter, 46 States have designated seafarers as key workers.
The UK Club’s Correspondents in China, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, would like to alert Members to recent cases where crewmembers onboard ships were required to perform antibody testing in addition to NAT (swab) tests prior to entering shipyards in Shanghai and Zhoushan.
On September 18, 2020, the COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for Operators of Oceangoing Passenger Ships (in Japan) were announced.