COVID-19

COVID-19

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.


July 29, 2020

Vessel and Ship Staff:

We implemented the following additional measures on board ships:

  1. We are proceeding with crew changes whenever it is possible to maintain the highest standards for safe disembarkation and travel arrangements.
  2. We are continuing our supply policy, advising crews onboard to order dry provision items for up to 3 months. We are continuing to liaise with our approved vendors to arrange for the supply accordingly and we have been able to procure the required provisions for our vessels till now.
  3. We are continuing to arrange supplies, including extra stores, whenever vessels are calling major supply ports. We have advised our vessels to increase the quantities of supplies being ordered, as various disruptions to world trade due to Covid-19 are expected to continue for the next few months.
  4. We are continuing to maintain a strict boarding protocol for visitors, either for short term stays or eventually required to sail with our vessels.

 

Superintendents and Office Staff:

In addition to the above measures, we are continuing to implement the following additional measures in our offices:

  1. Limiting the number of visitors to office and automatically monitoring temperature of all visitors. Getting health declaration from all visitors prior to allowing entry.
  2. Travel of all office staff has now been restored, but only to countries and ports that can be considered safe, based on latest updates by WHO and other Health Organizations and Industry sources.
  3. All office personnel have now returned to HQ Office premises. Plexiglass dividers were placed around individual work stations in open plan offices, as per recommendations of Health Authorities.
  4. Social distancing is being maintained within office premises. Antiseptics and use of masks are encouraged, as per Ministry of Health instructions and recommendations.
  5. A special Covid-19 supplies box has been distributed to all office personnel, including disposable face masks and antiseptics.

 

  

March 26, 2020

Vessel and Ship Staff:

We implemented the following additional measures on board ships:

  1. We are proceeding with crew changes whenever it is possible to maintain the highest standards for safe disembarkation and travel arrangements.
  2. We are continuing our supply policy, advising crews onboard to order dry provision items for up to 3 months. We are continuing to liaise with our approved vendors to arrange for the supply accordingly and we have been able to procure the required provisions for our vessels till now.
  3. We are continuing to arrange supplies, including extra stores, whenever vessels are calling major supply ports. We have advised our vessels to increase the quantities of supplies being ordered, as various disruptions to world trade due to Covid-19 are expected to continue for the next few months.
  4. We are continuing to maintain a strict boarding protocol for visitors, either for short term stays or eventually required to sail with our vessels.

Superintendents and Office Staff:

In addition to the above measures, we are continuing to implement the following additional measures in our offices:

  1. Limiting the number of visitors to office and automatically monitoring temperature of all visitors. Getting health declaration from all visitors prior to allowing entry.
  2. Travel of all office staff has now been restored, but only to countries and ports that can be considered safe, based on latest updates by WHO and other Health Organizations and Industry sources.
  3. All office personnel have now returned to HQ Office premises. Plexiglass dividers were placed around individual work stations in open plan offices, as per recommendations of Health Authorities.
  4. Social distancing is being maintained within office premises. Antiseptics and use of masks are encouraged, as per Ministry of Health instructions and recommendations.
  5. A special Covid-19 supplies box has been distributed to all office personnel, including disposable face masks and antiseptics.

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.

Related Links:

World Health Organisation

Intertanko

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