American Club Circular no. 38/20 – Pre-employment medical examinations (PEME) and COVID-19: an update
OCTOBER 7, 2020
CIRCULAR NO. 38/20
TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS (PEME) AND COVID-19: AN UPDATE
The significant restrictions on shipowners’ ability to perform regular crew changes, due to COVID19, continue to be a challenge for the maritime community.
As a result, and superseding the previous policy notified in Circular 33/20 of August 26, 2020, your Managers are further extending the validity of American Club PEME certificates to November 30, 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 November 30, 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, Head of Global Loss Prevention at: William.moore@american-club.
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO
Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for
THE AMERICAN CLUB