Protective measures against COVID-19

17 Apr 2020 / Kiel Canal, Germany

Transits through the Kiel Canal are still possible without any delays, on a 24/7 basis, with several anti-COVID19 measures in place to protect ships and their crew passing through the Canal.

To limit possible risks and protect the Master and crew, clerks are instructed to follow strict hygiene restrictions placed in our offices/working places. Water clerks are instructed NOT to board vessels, but instead to handle all necessary paperwork at the gangway in the locks. If the captain wishes water clerks to board, they will do so protective clothing (respirator mask, rubber gloves and disinfectant).

Other boarding teams like pilots and helmsmen are equipped with medical gloves and respirator masks to minimize risk for all parties concerned.

(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at [email protected])

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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