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
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
World Health Organization (WHO) releases an implementation guide for the management of Covid-19 on board cargo ships and fishing vessels.
State Council of PRC Issued Notice Regarding Epidemic Control and Assistance to Crew Members on Ocean Going Vessels
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Oasis P&I Services Company Limited, advising of a State Council of PRC issued notice regarding epidemic control and assistance to crew members on ocean going vessels.
Guinea - Coup d'État
Members are alerted to the above incident which took place on Tuesday morning, and to the potential repercussions on Members' vessels trading to the country
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.
Crew change in anchorage
Following the restrictions on travel imposed since March 2020 to deal with the spread of Covid-19, ship owners and managers have hunted for alternative locations for crew changes on ships.
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).
IG P&I FAQ: Vaccination of Seafarers
This publication answers some frequently asked questions (FAQ's) relating to P&I Club Cover and the vaccination of seafarers
IMO Industry recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese)
Changes to seafarer crew change in Hong Kong
Hong Kong authorities had recently announced tightening measures for seafarers and cargo vessels entering into Hong Kong.
The UK Club is delighted to be a signatory on the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, this initiative is a global call to action to address the ongoing crew change crisis
The UK Club Correspondent, GAC Shipping Ltd, would like to remind Members of the commencement of bulk crew changes of international seafarers from 22nd December 2020, through the Offshore Crew Transit Hub (OCTH) operated by a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP).
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have issued a new Circular outlining the stricter epidemic control on boarding personnel at the port of Guangzhou
Since early 2019, vessels calling in Dakar have been at an increased risk of Customs fines and/or detention for cargo shortages or overloading
In a press briefing dated 21 December 2020, the Secretary-General of the IMO spoke out against "no crew change" clauses in charterparties.
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.
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