The publication “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols to Mitigate the Risks of Cases On Board Ships” has been released by three international maritime bodies: the International Chamber of Shipping, the International Maritime Health Association and Intertanko.
“As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital to keep trade moving. To do that, we must ensure that crew can embark and disembark safely and efficiently”, a statement from the three bodies reads.
In the 26 August COVID-19 Protocols there are two tools to help ship operators manage cases on board.
The first is a large flowchart that helps identify a process to follow when managing a larger number of suspected cases.
The second is a PCR-testing procedures matrix to help identify what to do and when before boarding a ship if a suspect case is identified.
Download the document here:
“Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols to mitigate the risks of cases on board ships” 26 August 2020 by ICS, IMHA, Intertanko.