Western Australia (WA) is considering the implementation of very rigid and strict controls on ships entering its region after the recent surge of Covid-19 cases on ships arriving from Indonesia.
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CrewSafe programme is being supported by DNV, amid the COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia, as an auditor to the multi-party initiative.
A campaign has been launched in Belgium, by the Belgian Shipowner Association, Directorate General Shipping, and the Taskforce Vaccination, which would be vaccinating all seafarers entering the country, regardless of their nationality or the vessel flag. A Johnson & Johnson single shot vaccine would be will be available at the ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has included seafarers on it’s priority vaccine category. They are now placed among groups of transportation workers, which shall be provided with a priority access to COVID-19 vaccinations in the instances of limited supplies.
Cyprus is set to vaccinate all seafarers arriving at the Cyprus Port, in the flagged and managed vessels. Announced the Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus, Vassilios Demetriades.