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American Club circular no. 27/20 (PEME) and COVID-19: An update

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Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club

American Club circular no. 27/20 Pre-employment medical examinations (PEME) and COVID-19: An update

JUNE 26, 2020
 
CIRCULAR NO. 27/20
 
TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
 
Dear Member:
 
PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS (PEME) AND COVID-19: AN UPDATE
The significant restrictions on shipowners’ ability to perform regular crew changes, due to COVID-19, continue to be a challenge for the maritime community.
As a result, and superseding the previous policy notified in Circular 16/20 of April 17, 2020, your Managers are further extending the validity of American Club PEME certificates to August 31, 2020 for seafarers originating from Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation and Ukraine who:
1)    currently hold valid American Club PEME certificates which have expired, or which are due to expire prior to August 31, 2020; and
2)    are currently deployed onboard a vessel entered for P&I cover with the Club.
For seafarers awaiting deployment, the current requirements remain in effect, as summarized at:
Any requests for exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Managers, and will require their prior approval.
As always, the managers will be pleased to respond to all inquiries arising from the above. Please direct all declarations and inquiries to Dr. William Moore, Global Loss Prevention at: William.moore@american-club.com.
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Yours faithfully,
  
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO
Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for
   THE AMERICAN CLUB

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