Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
With the Coronavirus
outbreak developing rapidly, Members are advised
to be prepared. This page collates information and advice on the outbreak and
Members are advised to check back regularly for updates.
Members are advised that information on the coronavirus outbreak, can be found on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Coronavirus webpage, including the latest situation reports.
Additional information can be also found on the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page as well as a joint statement from the WHO and IMO regarding the outbreak (links below).
News 25 Mar, 2020Extension of Precautionary Measures to Minimise Risk of Community Spread of the Coronavirus Disease
(Updated as of 23rd March) Since 24th January 2020, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has implemented temperature screening at all sea checkpoints, including ferry and cruise terminals, PSA terminals and Jurong Port, for inbound travellers.Malcolm PedleyCEO (Singapore)
Coronavirus News 18 Mar, 2020Response to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation
We continue to closely monitor developments around the evolving global response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and welfare of our staff in all regional services centres is of course our highest priority.Tom BowsherGroup CEO
News 04 Feb, 2020Coronavirus - guide for Members on potential legal issues
The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency. Several legal issues for shipowners, operators and charterers may arise as a result of the outbreak and this article illustrates some of the most likely issues Members may face.Julien RabeuxSenior Claims Manager
The Club has produced a set of FAQs to help guide Members on the most common questions currently being asked about the impacts of Covid-19 and the operation of Club cover. Please note that this is a dynamic list and will be amended and added to as the situation evolves. Members with any other questions are asked to contact the Managers in the usual way.
Given the current situation worldwide with the Covid-19 outbreaks, Members may experience delays and difficulties in obtaining treatment ashore for a crewmember who becomes ill with Covid-19 or similar symptoms. Please contact the Managers and/or local correspondents for assistance.
We recommend that Members contact the Managers to obtain up to date information regarding the restrictions, if any, existing in the intended port of refuge. These are changing rapidly due to the developing situation and could affect the ability to disembark the crewmember and obtain the appropriate treatment ashore.
Reimbursement of such additional wages would not be recoverable under a vessel’s P&I cover unless the crew were prevented from leaving the vessel due to an outbreak of Covid-19 on board. In the event, the crewmember had to extend the contract of service due to travel restrictions there would be no cover for such expenses.
As with question 7 above, additional wages for duplicate crewmembers who had joined the vessel and where those they were replacing were unable to leave and had to extend their length of service on board, would not be covered under the vessel’s P&I cover unless the inability to leave the vessel was due to an outbreak of Covid-19 on board.
Specific Port Requirements
View PDF - UAE - Federal Transport Authority
View PDF - UAE - Port of Fujariah
View PDF - Brazil - Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria
View PDF - Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Ports Authority
View PDF - China - PICC
View PDF - Korea - Correspondent Report
View PDF - Singapore - MPA Singapore
View PDF - UAE - Government of Sharjah, Department of Seaports & Customs
View PDF - Pakistan - Government Port Health Establishment Circular
View PDF - Kuwait - Ministry of Communications Circular
View PDF - Malta - Ports and Yachting Directorate Transport Malta
View PDF - Kenya - Kenya Ports Authority
View PDF - Bangladesh - Chittagong Port Authority/Department of Shipping
View PDF - Bangladesh - Department of Naval Transport
View PDF - Bangladesh - Department of Shipping
View PDF - Kuwait - Team Leader Port operations Marine Operations Group
View PDF - Panaji - Government of Goa
View PDF - Kuwait - Ministry of Communications
View PDF - Chennai - Government of India
View PDF - Cochin - Government of India
View PDF - Mumbai - Government of India
View PDF - Kakinada - Port Health Organisation
View PDF - Kolkata - Kolkata Port Trust
View PDF - Krishnapatnam - Machilipatnam SOP
View PDF - Mangalore - Port Health Organisation
View PDF - Paradip - Paradip Port Trust
View PDF - Tuticorn - Government of India
View PDF - UAE - Federal Transport Authority
View PDF - Venezuala - Matheus & Ulloa
View PDF - Istanbul - Atlas P&I
View PDF - India - Port Health organisation
View PDF - China - Maritime Safety Administration
View PDF - Philippines - Department of Health & POEA
View here - Dakar Port - BUDD Group
View PDF - Cameroon (Port of Douala) - BUDD Group