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A group of shipping and seafarer organisations have made a collection of flyers, pictures and posters for the coming holiday months. Employers of seafarers can use to flyers and posters to inform their crews of initiatives or helplines, that can inspire some festive mood or help alleviate sorrow or home sickness.
The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 27 November 2020
The Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) updates the temporary arrangements during COVID-19 relating to the maximum period of shipboard service allowed for seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority issued revised crew change requirements on 9 November in the form of PMA circular 42. BIMCO gives a short summary of these requirements.
With the open of 10 Chinese ports to allow for foreign crew change, Shanghai follows up with the issue of notice on its implementation.
BIMCO provides the information on where you can seek assistance from government states with regard to crew change and repatriation.
Argentina has just passed a resolution to enforce phytosanitary measures against Asian gypsy moth (AGM) for international ships arriving at Argentinian ports.
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.