ICS updates health guide to ensure crew safe measures during the CoronaVirus pandemic Sept. 2020

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(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance dated 29 Sept. 2020 for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

This guidance has been designed to support all types of ships that operate in international waters to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

On 5 March 2020, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance has been revised and updated versions were released on 29 May and 29 September 2020. The measures highlighted in the latest guidance include advice on managing port entry restrictions, shipboard measures to address risks associated with COVID-19, managing cases of COVID-19 on board ship when at sea, assistance for all seafarers to access medical care when in ports, and dealing with other medical issues during COVID-19.

Click on the below image to download the guidance:

ICS covid guide V3

 

For more articles and Guidance papers on COVID-19 pandemic, click HERE

Source: International Chamber of Shipping

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