Two-Port Policy

24 Mar 2020 / Brisbane, Australia

From Monday 23 March, Marine Safety Queensland (MSQ) and the Queensland State Government have softened their position in relation to the Port of Brisbane.

Due to different trade patterns for the port, it has been deemed appropriate to adopt the federal position for the Port of Brisbane only (all other Queensland ports maintain the 14 day isolation policy for all vessels arriving from overseas).

This means that from Monday 23 March, vessels arriving at the Port of Brisbane, other than those arriving from China and South Korea, will be allowed to berth and commence cargo operations provided all non-essential crew remain on board and in self-isolation. Crew essential to the operations of the vessel will be permitted to carry out essential tasks provided they observe social distancing and wear appropriate PPE.

This is of course provided there is no sickness reported onboard.

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