American Club Member Alert (September 8, 2020) – PRC restrictions on vessels making port calls within 14 days of crew changes
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC): RESTRICTIONS ON VESSELS MAKING PORT CALLS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF CREW CHANGESDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many ports in the PRC are implementing strict control measures on vessels which have changed crew overseas within 14 days of arrival at those PRC ports.
Some ports are adopting these control measures for vessels having changed crew in the Philippines in particular. Other ports have implemented measures for any vessels having changed crew regardless of where such change took place.
These control measures are summarized in the linked Huatai Marine Circular PNI10, Chinese Ports-Special Epidemic Prevention and Control Measures on Vessels Having Changed Crews Overseas within 14 Days.
Your Managers recommend that Members take note of this information and be guided accordingly. They also wish to thank the Club’s correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consulting Services, Ltd., for their assistance in providing this important guidance.