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Mandatory precautionary measures

  • calendar

    6 March 2020

  • location

    Ras Laffan, Qatar



Ras Laffan Port Authority has now enacted the following mandatory precautionary measures effective immediately and until further notice:

  1. All vessels shall submit the Coronavirus Health Declaration, together with the Marine Declaration of Health and Pre-Arrival Questionnaire before ship’s arrival at Ras Laffan Port.

  2. No crew member from a vessel originating from an international port of origin is permitted to alight from the ship without prior, explicit, written consent from the Ras Laffan Port Authority.

  3. No crew change is authorized until further notice. Unless under some special circumstances, the seven-day advance notification is required.

  4. All persons boarding a vessels (including Shipping Agents, Loading Masters and Government Authority Representatives) must wear the following mandatory personal protective equipment PPE at all times when onboard: surgical mask & surgical gloves.

  5. Master and Crew members are requested to practice general principles of infection prevention and control when interacting with all shore personnel and agency staff embarking the vessel. Physical contact of any kind is to be avoided.

  6. There is no specific measure being implemented by the Port Authorities for Offshore vessels operating within Qatar territorial waters.

  7. If any member of a vessel crew has a fever or exhibits other flu-like symptoms, the vessel Master shall immediately call the Vessel Traffic Control (VTC) and await further instructions.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Qatar, contact GAC Qatar at qatar@gac.com)

Source: Qatar Petroleum, Ras Laffan Port, notice VI/R/IP(L)/20/222/0022 dated 1 March 2020