January 2020 / Corona Outbreak

Corona virusu dunya gundemi ile birlikte global bir sektor olan denizciligi de mesgul etmekte ve endise yaratmakta. Konuyu farkli acilardan ele alan muhtelif sirkulerleri sizin icin derlemeye calistik.

Sirkulerler iceriginde lokal Klup muhabirlerinden alinan bilgi notlari oldugu gibi muhtemel “safe port” ihtilaflarini degerlendiren hukuki bir makale de bulacaksiniz.





Prevention of coronavirus for onboard crew


Ships have large mobility, small areas on board, intensive crew activities, and lack of effective medical protection. Therefore, once an outbreak occurs, it will be difficult to obtain effective treatment. With reference to the World Health Organization's "Interim Guide to the Prevention and Control of Epidemic and Pandemic Acute Respiratory Disease Infection in Health Care" and the experience of ships in 2002 against SARS, the Association proposes the following precautions to member companies and member ships Suggest:


1. Prompt notification

Member companies should promptly inform the shore-based and ships of the progress of the epidemic, so that employees and crew fully understand the risks of the new coronavirus, and during the spring passenger traffic and the epidemic is not effectively controlled, try not to replace the crew.


2. Reduce ship-shore communication

Member companies should formulate temporary security policies. In the near future, try not to arrange ship-shore exchanges, boarding inspections, internal audits, external audits, maintenance and other activities, and prohibit all boarding visits and family visits.


3. Strengthen ladder control

During the berthing operation of the ship, the captain shall urge the stairway duty to strengthen the stairway control, strictly check the credentials of all boarding personnel, and all unrelated personnel are prohibited from boarding. At the same time, in countries and ports reporting the epidemic situation, it is forbidden for crew members to leave the ship during berthing.


4. Restricted areas

The ship shall strictly control the movement area of foreigners boarding the ship, set up tally rooms and reception rooms on the main deck, and control the entry of agents, tally, foremen, suppliers and other foreign personnel into the crew living area.


5. Pay attention to food safety

Ship meals should be purchased from regular suppliers to avoid buying meals from the ports and areas where the epidemic is found. In the near future, more fresh vegetables and fruits should be added to reduce the intake of meat and poultry meat products. Separate cutting boards and knives for raw and cooked foods. Avoid raw foods, especially raw meat and seafood.


6. Focus on personal hygiene

The crew should wash their hands frequently, take a shower, change their clothes frequently, use soap or healthy hand sanitizer when washing their hands, put the clothes working outside in the locker room, don't wear them back to your room, and wash the work clothes with disinfectant. When coughing and sneezing, use paper towels or elbow to cover the nose and mouth to prevent droplets from spraying. The used paper towels should preferably be incinerated.


7. Strengthen self-prevention

The company should take the initiative to provide protective masks to the ship. The crew should wear masks during berthing to avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, and try to avoid going out to public places and contacting livestock and wildlife during berthing.


8. Suspect investigation

The master of the ship should strengthen the safety investigation of suspected cases of the ship. When any foreigner finds similar cold, cough, fever and other symptoms during berthing, he should immediately leave the ship and notify the agent and foreman or relevant management organization at the same time; if the crew members are found to have similar symptoms. During the berthing period, an outpatient treatment should be arranged immediately; if quarantine should be arranged during the voyage, do not allow symptomatic crew members to participate in collective activities, and notify the company of the crew symptoms in a timely manner.


9. In addition, the crew should especially maintain good working habits during this period

Ensuring adequate sleep: Insufficient sleep harms the function of the seafarer's brain and nervous system. Not only will it have difficulty remembering, emotional instability, low work efficiency, but also reduce the body's immunity, which in turn reduces the body's defense ability against coronavirus.

Strengthen physical exercise: develop the habit of consciously exercising on the boat, actively exercise, maintain a suitable weight, and strengthen your physique.

Quit smoking and drink less: Regarding the online transmission that "smoking can prevent coronavirus infection", People's Daily solemnly rumors, "Smoking not only reduces physical resistance, increases the chance of infection, but also increases the risk of severe infection in the event of infection.


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