Intertanko has today released a guidance document, Outbreak Management Plan: Covid-19.
The tanker owners’ association outlines the plans and procedures to be put in place to prepare a ship for shore personnel to come on board and to protect seafarers from the dangers posed by Covid-19, including potential exposure to the virus from shore personnel. It also covers the actions to take in the event of a suspected case on board.
The guidance should be read in conjunction with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) publication, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers.
In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the ICS Guidance has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters.