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:

  • We are proceeding with crew changes whenever it is possible to maintain the highest standards for safe disembarkation and travel arrangements.
  • 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 so far.
  • We are continuing to arrange supplies, including extra stores, whenever vessels are calling major supply ports.
  • We are continuing to maintain a strict boarding protocol for visitors, either for short term stays or eventually required to sail with our vessels.
  • We closely monitor the health of the seafarers during embarkation and upon disembarkation, in order to trace and contact a person in the event of an outbreak or the potential for disease transmission on board the ship.

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:

  • Limiting the number of visitors to office and automatically monitoring temperature of all visitors. Getting health declaration from all visitors prior to allowing entry.
  • 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.
  • Social distancing and use of antiseptics is encouraged within office premises, while wearing a mask is mandatory, as per Ministry of Health instructions.

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.

Related Links:

World Health Organisation


Seafarers’ Health Resources

  • UKAS AND ISO-9001 ISO-14001 ISO-45001 ISO-50001
  • Intertanko
  • Rina
  • Helmepa
  • Tanker Company of the Year
  • Amver
  • Green Flag 2018
  • Excellence Award - GREEN4SEA
  • Sea Transport Awards 2015 - Best Vessel Operator Europe