The SG-STAR Fund, the first global tripartite initiative, launched a CrewSafe audit program that endeavors to assist crew source nations to bring a higher level of confidence and quality control checks into crew change processes such as quarantine/holding, medical and swabbing facilities.
Accordingly, STFT developed the audit program to help crew source nations to bring a higher level of confidence and quality control checks into crew change processes such as quarantine/holding, medical and swabbing facilities.
This audit was launched in efforts to help nations deal with the crew changes that are facing many barriers and challenges due to the pandemic. Also, it is stated that the SFTF will make known these facilities if the processes & facilities meet the requirements for proper and tight practices in the entire operational process.
In addition, the processes at the following facilities have been verified as CrewSafe:
- ITF/IMEC-St. Giles Makati Hotel
- Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) / Norwegian Training Centre (NTC) – Manila Marriott Hotel
- NYK-Bayleaf Hotel – Manila
- V-Ships-Red Planet ASEANA – Manila
- Hong Lam-Hotel 89 – Batam
- NYK-Bellevue Hotel – Manila
- AMOSUP ‘Seamen’s Hospital Molecular & PCR Laboratory – Manila
- FHG-Aventus Medical Centre – Manila
To remind, on December 2020, the SG-STAR Fund announced the development of the audit programme, informing that it provides to stakeholders:
- Enhanced check-in/check-out procedures, baggage management and isolation of the group-check in of seafarers.
- Enhanced house-keeping procedures for laundry, waste-handling, cleaning of rooms and common areas after crew’s departure.
- Catering procedures and delivery of meals to seafarers.
- Procedures for the extraction of suspected/infected/confirmed cases in infection from hotel premises.
- Procedures for the transfer of seafarers to air/sea port.
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