Crew change for “non-cargo operation” vessels

09 Jun 2020 / Hong Kong

The procedure for “non-cargo operation” vessels in Hong Kong is as follows:

  • On-signers must arrive Hong Kong when vessel is at berth (anchorage/ terminal). Early arrival is also acceptable, but require crews to stay in hotel in the meantime.

  • Off-signers must disembark and transfer to perform immigration formalities then to airport directly.

  • Off-signers must obtain valid flight ticket and only on the day of disembarkation, (on the same day as processing immigration formalities).

  • Seamen whose birthplace is stated as HUBEI are not allowed to sign on/off.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected]

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