The US Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2020 minimum random drug testing rate at 50% of covered crew members. The minimum random drug testing rate is effective from 1st January 2020 through 31st December 2020.
BIMCO noted that as the cannabis use for recreational purposes is being adopted in many countries on a global scale, shipping industry must turn its attention to this issue and if needed, update its drug and alcohol policies and procedures.
The US Coast Guard has announced that marine employers must establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers on inspected and uninspected vessels. Every marine employer is required to collect and maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, and submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast Guard in an annual MIS report.
The Skuld P&I Club has issued an advisory regarding drug smuggling issues in South America
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