Singapore Shipping Association urges the industry to comply with COVID-19 protocols


Crew change facilitation has come in the spotlight of the Singapore Ministry of Health, following cases of COVID-19 transmission between ship- and shore-based personnel.

Currently, the transmitted cases have had no impact on the crew change facilitation in Singapore, but the detection has placed spotlight on the maritime industry. In order to continue the crew change facilitation, the Singapore Shipping Association urges the industry to continue to follow the applicable health protocols.

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Johan Conrad
in Copenhagen, DK


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