Published on 31 August 2021
31 August, 2021
The island nation of Singapore would now be providing jabs to a select number of crew-members onboard ships. A limited vaccination programme would be rolled out in the country, which would be providing Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to non-resident foreign seafarers.
Being one of the most active port nations in the world, the country has already vaccinated more than 90% of it’s own seafaring workforce.
The vaccines would be available to seafarers, irrespective of their nationalities, who meet with any of these eligibility criterions:
- Their stay in Singapore is for more than thirty days.
- Their ships are under repair in shipyards
- Crew working onboard home-ported cruise ships.
- Crew onboard fishing vessels, regional ferries or ship supply vessels, which moves to-and-fro the country’s waters, at-least once a month.
- Crew onboard cruises and private charters.
- Crew onboard yachts at marinas used for events.
The respective companies or individual seafarers are required to pay for the vaccination.
This article was issued on www.marinemonks.com