Published on 26 May 2021
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) encourages a wide dissemination of the industry developed Roadmap for Vaccination of Seafarers. The document, prepared and launched by ICS and supported by a broad cross section of global industry associations representing the maritime transportation sector, i.e. IAPH, IACS, INTERTANKO, InterManager, IMCA, IHMA and ITF, and also by the European Community Shipowners’ Association, the Singapore Shipping Association and the Swiss Shipowners Association.
The Roadmap sets out procedures for a programme that can be implemented by all stakeholders concerned to facilitate safe ship crew vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be used by shipping companies (their agents and representatives, including crew agencies), maritime administrations and national health authorities, in liaison with other authorities (such as local customs, immigration, border control, seaport and civil aviation) and seafarers, during the planning and roll-out stages of the vaccination programme.
Read Circular Letter No.4202-Add 41below