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China eases crew change restrictions by opening up 10 ports and introducing a circuit-breaker mechanism.
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority issued revised crew change requirements today in the form of PMA circular 38. BIMCO gives a short summary of these requirements.
BIMCO provides updated information to assist seafarers to cope with the continuous challenges of COVID-19.
For the new season beginning September 2020, New Zealand and Australia have introduced the measures to combat increasing spread of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMST) coming from targeted "BMST" countries which have now risen to 37 countries with the inclusion of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Portugal and Ukraine.
The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) will continue to extend the Seafarer's Employment Agreement (SEA) until 14 September 2020. Thereafter, the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006) as incorporated into the national legislation will have to be complied with.
To facilitate crew changes in a safe manner and against COVID-19 risks, Singapore revises crew change requirements and sets up Crew Facilitation centre from 1st September 2020.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched an anonymous Impact Survey to better understand the evolving situation relating to the operating environment in Nigerian ports and terminals and assess the impact of MACN’s efforts in Nigeria.
Providing the latest requirements affecting the major crew change hubspots.
Several South Korean ports will have designated national sulphur emission control areas from midnight 1 September 2020.
Following an incident where a crew member was diagnosed with COVID-19 upon arrival in Singapore, the Singapore Shipowners Association is reiterating the importance of self-quarantine.