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Additional precautions for piloted vessels

  • calendar

    18 March 2020

  • location

    Lowestoft, United Kingdom



ABP has taken precautions to ensure that Pilots are healthy before they board your vessel and it is expected that ships take suitable precautions to ensure the health of ABP Pilots whilst they are on board your vessel.

Mitigation measures on board to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 should include:

  • Rigorous cleaning of bridge and other equipment that the pilot would normally contact or use (VHF Radio handsets, chart tables, radar etc)
  • Keeping a reasonable distance (2metres)
  • Regular hand-washing and avoidance of touching the face
  • Catching any coughs and sneezes with a tissue which is then disposed of
  • Bridge team to be limited to critical crew members for the duration of the pilotage

Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch 14, Tel. 01502 572286, if additional information is required.

(For information about operations in the United Kingdom, contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com)

Source: Associated British Ports – Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No.16 2020 dated 17 March 2020