Restrictions related to Coronavirus

21 Feb 2020 / Covenas, Colombia

With reference to the CORONAVIRUS, the Port Authority at Covenas has established the following restrictions:

  • Vessels must send the Maritime Declaration of Health and an updated List of the last 10 ports at least 24 hours before their arrival to the port.
  • The Master must inform if the vessel comes with a sick crew member and advise what their symptoms are.
  • The Master must send a special crew list including last countries and cities visited in the last 30 days, as well as telephone numbers, address, e-mail address.
  • The Master must inform if the vessel has arrived at any of the countries where the CORONAVIRUS has been detected
  • For the authorities visit, the Sanitary Authority will board first to determine if the rest of the authorities can board the vessel.
  • If, after the free pratique has been granted, the vessel's captain informs that there is a sick crew member, then the Sanitary Authority will come back to examine the patient/crew to determine if they can disembark or not.
  • The terminal will authorize the disembarkation of the crew with the approval of the Sanitary Authority.
  • For the embarkation of the crew, the place of origin must be reported and information given if they have any symptoms.

(For information about operations in Colombia, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at [email protected])

Source: ISACOL S.A.S. – GAC agent, Colombia

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