Type
General Knowledge
Author
Organization
IMO
Published in
2020
Submitted by
IRF
Related theme(s)
COVID-19
Region
All Regions
Country
All Countries

Industry Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes and Travel During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

 

This framework of protocols sets out general measures and procedures that should, so far as practicable, be implemented by Governments and all stakeholders concerned – although these can be modified as appropriate – to facilitate safe ship crew changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These recommendations are addressed to maritime administrations and, as appropriate, in liaison with Governments – relevant national authorities including, inter alia, health, customs, immigration, border control, seaport and civil aviation authorities. They also address the roles of shipping companies (their agents and representatives, including crew agencies) and the seafarers they employ; as well as – in consultation with relevant authorities – seaports, airports and airlines involved in the process of facilitating travel for the purpose of ship crew changes.

This document can be found on the IMO's HotTopics page by clicking on the link below: 

https://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx