Standard operating procedures for 2019-nCoV

09 Apr 2020 / Gopalpur, India

The Pilot shall normally not be assigned to any vessel unless pratique is granted to the vessel. Prior boarding the vessel, the master of the vessel shall reconfirm to the pilot that all persons on board the vessel are healthy (the same to be recorded in PSSLog).

The master shall also ensure that all the stairs through which the pilot is likely to pass are disinfected and sanitized (outside the accommodation).

The pilot shall ensure that all the personnel on the bridge are wearing appropriate PPE.

The Master of the vessel is also required to exercise due diligence to ensure that personnel entering accommodation area of the vessel is kept to the bare minimum and also ensure that the shore personnel are not permitted to remain inside the accommodation area after their work is completed. If the work entails substantial waiting period, the shore personnel shall need to remain outside the accommodation area during the waiting period.

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Source: Extract from Gopalpur Ports Limited Addendum-2 to SOP for 2019-nCoV dated 7 April 2020

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