Following the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the shipping industry, Australia issued guidance for pilotage providers, asking them to take precautionary approach and comply with the Department of Health information and directives.
INTERTANKO issued an Outbreak Management Plan, outlining plans and procedures to be put in place to prepare a ship for shore personnel to come onboard and to protect seafarers from COVID-19.
The UK Maritime Pilotage Association has issued circulars providing guidance and best practices during COVID-19 challenging times, since in the coming days and weeks, it is anticipated that vessels with suspected cases onboard may request pilotage services.
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