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March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Tokyo and Indian Port State Control Regimes issue guidance

The Tokyo and Indian MOU have issued press releases providing guidance on how extensions can be granted in relation to port state control inspection carried out on ships. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - WHO declares Europe epicenter of pandemic and nations close borders

The World Health Organsiation (WHO) declares Europe the new epicenter of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now many countries are closing borders to contain the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - BIMCO steps up to protect seafarers

BIMCO provides easy-to-print out posters on precautionary measures to be taken by seafarers and visitors onboard ships.

Coronvirus (COVID-19) - WHO declares a pandemic

World Health Organisation officially declares COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Coronavirus - ICS issues guidance

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)'s guidance on coronavirus.

February 2020

Updates to restrictions related to COVID-19

A summary of adjustments to restricitions related to COVID-19 being issued within the last week

WHO issues interim guidance for managing outbreak on board ships

World Health Organization (WHO) issues interim guidance on operational considerations for managing coronavirus outbreak on board ships. 

Coronavirus - Singapore issues dispensations to assist shipowners

Singapore acts swiftly to assist shipowners to comply with their statutory obligations during this coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus - IMO and WHO issue joint statement

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Maritime Organization  (IMO) have joined forces to issue a joint- statement in response to the challenges faced by the shipping industry during this coronavirus outbreak.