The Singapore Maritime Port Authority announcing full personal protective equipment required with immediate effect, for personnel facilitating crew changes in Singapore.
Further to our BIMCO news on Friday, 8 January 2021, " Singapore Shipping Association urges the industry to comply with COVID-19 Protocols" and yesterday's " Crew change in Singapore - Port authority implements sea launch transfer", the Singapore Maritime Port Authority announced further, another measure as follows, to be of immediate effect today:
Required personal protective equipment for personnel facilitating crew change
To further safeguard the Singapore local community against the spread of COVID-19 from 'outside', service providers and personnel that facilitate crew change in Singapore shall meet the minimum level of personal protective equipment (PPE) as prescribed below:
A reminder: to maintain proper hand hygiene (i.e. washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub before and after removing PPE.
Members are to be guided accordingly. To follow implementation measures imposed by the Singapore authorities, please go to our implementation page.
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