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Watch: ICS issues Engine Room Procedures guide

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launched the Engine Room Procedures Guide, to address the design, complexity, and arrangement of engine rooms and provide safety notes for the operations taking place.

Ships urged to sound horns at ports over crew change crisis

The ICS is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time to remind governments of the ongoing crew change crisis. This comes as seafarers are still not yet classified as Key Workers in many countries, meaning they are unable to embark or disembark ships due to national travel restrictions. 

ICS: Updated guidance for seafarers’ protection amid COVID-19

Latest reports indicate that seafarers are being denied medical attention by port authorities in some cases, the ICS informed through an updated health guidance for the global shipping industry. The new report seeks to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions amid COVID-19 pandemic.  

Crew change: Where it is allowed and where it is not

Imposed restrictions as a result of COVID-19 pandemic has disturbed crew mobility, leaving thousands of seafarers quarantined onboard ships. BIMCO has shared a list of countries where crew change is allowed and a list of countries where it is not allowed as of 20 May 2020. 

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