COVID-19 SHIP MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Even since the World Health Organization declared that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), at Capital Ship Management we continuously make operational adjustments necessary to protect all our people onboard and ashore, our customers and our partners while implementing best practice policies to continue operating our vessels safely and efficiently.
Nearly all countries and ports in the world are affected by the Covid-19 global pandemic crisis, however the measures being implemented by each to deal with the situation are varying (in degree and extent of additional controls) and some of the measures are being implemented on short notice. Some of the countries have implemented quarantine lockdown of cities, which is seriously affecting the shipping business and it’s allied/ supporting services, as in some cases the vessels are being placed under compulsory quarantine for 14 days or more based on last port of call, even though there are no sick crew members on board. This situation and such additional measures are beyond the ship, manager and Owners control and may result in some delay to vessel during port operations.
We are closely monitoring and guiding the ships, implementing best-practice measures onboard to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak. Ship captains are doing their best to convince the authorities, by demonstrating the effective implementation of preventive measures on board and working with the agents, terminals and port authorities to speed up the port operations as efficiently as local conditions allow them.
Vessel and Ship Staff:
We implemented the following additional measures on board ships:
Superintendents and Office Staff:
In addition to the above measures, we implemented the following additional measures in our offices:
As the Covid-19 pandemic is dynamic and changing every day, we continue to monitor and revise/ add/ implement measures accordingly on board our vessels & in office to maintain business continuity.