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COVID-19 – Third Party Information

Information on this page comes from a range of key sources within our industry plus regulatory bodies. Access to this information is made available to provide support our Members in the form of official and expert advice.

You may wish to visit websites managed by these third parties for further information. When information is posted here it is highlighted as NEW and will remain as such for 7 days from the date of issue on this site.

International Organisations

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO COVID-19 information resources

05 Oct: IMO Circular Letter No 4204-Add.14 – Rev.1 – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Recommended Framework of Protocols for ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes

09 Oct: IMO Circular Letter No 4204-Add-4-Rev.2 Coronavirus Covid-19 ICS Guidance for Ship Operators for protection of health of seafarers

17 Sep: IMO Circular Letter No 4204-Add-31 Coronavirus Covid-19 Joint Statement on contribution of international trade and supply chains to sustainable socio-economic recovery

11 Sep: IMO Circular Letter No 4204-Add-30 Joint Statement calling Governments to recognize seafarers as key workers

24 Jul: IMO Circular Letter No 424-Add-25 Outcome of survey by ICS and ITF on health protection measures on board ships during COVID-19

22 Jul: IMO Circular Letter No 424-Add-19-Rev2 – Guidance for flag States regarding surveys and renewal of certificates

01 Jul: IMO Circular Letter No.4204-Add.23 – Recommendations on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care

29 Jun: Governments must act to bring seafarers home

05 Jun: IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.20 – Accelerating digitalization of maritime trade and logistics – A call to action

02 Jun: IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.19 – Guidance for flag States regarding surveys and renewals of certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic

27 May: IMO Secretary-General seeks UN support over “keyworker” designation for seafarers

26 May: Designation of key workers and facilitation of crew changes in ports and airports

07 May: IMO endorses new protocols designed to lift barriers to crew changes

06 May: Personal Protective Equipment

06 May: LATEST Add. 16 Recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

05 May: Recommendations on facilitating the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic

01 Apr: IMO urges keyworker exemptions for crew changes and repatriations

UN Global Compact

05 May: Disruption of oceans supply chain

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO page on COVID-19

World Health Organization advice on use of masks

09 Jul: Scientific brief Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautions.

09 Jul: Q&A for general audience – How is COVID-19 Transmitted