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Crew change or vessel attendance

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    2 March 2020

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The permission of the ‘General Directorate of Health for Borders and Coasts’ must be obtained for agency contact to a vessel for any purpose such as crew change or superindent/technician attendance etc. To obtain the authority’s permission, the vessel must declare the last 10 ports of call. If the last 10 ports of call include any of the ‘risky’ countries, then the vessel must submit the following documents:

- Last 10 ports of call

- Lastest crew list (including joining date & time and port for all crew members)

 - Maritime decleration of health

- Crew body temperature list (should be measured 24 hours prior to arrival in Turkish straits)

Original copy of above mentioned documents, duly signed and stamped should be handed to the agency boat.

In addition, the disembarkation of a crew from a vessel that has visited any of the ‘risky’ countries in last 10 port calls during the past 14 days will not be permitted.

List of 'risky' countries: Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, China, Italy

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com