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. 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. Fatigue after long periods at sea has significant consequences on the physical and mental wellbeing of seafarers. It also increases the risk of maritime incidents and environmental disasters, and poses a threat to the integrity of maritime supply chains, which carry 90% of global trade.
We are closely monitoring and guiding the ships, implementing best-practice measures onboard to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak. Ship captains are demonstrating the effective implementation of preventive measures on board and working with the agents, terminals and port authorities and doing their best to speed up the port operations as efficiently as local conditions allow them.
At Capital we continuously strive to protect our people onboard, while implementing best practice policies to operate our vessels safely and efficiently. We are proceeding with crew changes whenever it is possible to maintain the highest standards for safe disembarkation and travel arrangements and take all necessary steps to enhance seafarers’ well-being onboard, maintaining contact with their significant others ashore and obtaining mental and medical assistance 24/7 amongst others.
Vessel and Ship Staff:
We implement the following additional measures on board ships:
Superintendents and Office Staff:
Monitoring health communications about Covid-19 regulations, guidance and recommendations and wishing to maintain a healthy working environment, we are implementing the following measures in our offices:
As the Covid-19 pandemic is dynamic and changing every day, we continue to monitor and revise measures accordingly on board our vessels & in office to maintain business continuity.