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INTERTANKO Outbreak Management Plan for COVID-19

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.

Vessel hygiene to prevent COVID-19 spread

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever maintaining a good housekeeping onboard can help prevent the virus spread. In view of this, the American P&I Club reminds key tips which are important to follow in general for a safe workplace onboard a vessel.

EU: Guidelines ensuring availability of goods amid COVID-19

The EU Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the COVID-19 emergency, for the protection of citizens’ health, ensure the right treatment of people who do have to travel, and make sure essential goods and services remain available.

UK MAIB issues its first 2020 Safety Digest

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its first Safety Digest for 2020, including cases detailing accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors. 

BMP West Africa: New guidance to deter piracy issued

Amid a complex and dynamic maritime security situation in West Africa, a new publication provides Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security off the Coast of West Africa (BMP- West Africa) including the Gulf of Guinea.

Project launched for resolution of human rights abuses at sea

On the UN International Day for the Right to The Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, Human Rights at Sea, in collaboration with law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, launched a legal project to enable the resolution of disputes regarding human rights abuses at sea using international arbitration.

UK MCA: Survey and inspection amid COVID-19

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a marine information notice which sets out the policy of the MCA with respect to UK Vessels which are prevented from arranging the relevant Surveys, Inspections and Audits required for compliance with the relevant Statutory Instruments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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