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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reporting requirements

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    11 March 2020

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    Port of Tyne, United Kingdom

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Port of Tyne, in conjunction with Tyne Port Health Authority, advise that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, additional requirements to submit a Maritime Declaration of Health will now apply, effective from Monday 16th March 2020 at 0001, and until further notice is given.

Masters and Agents of ALL vessels must ensure that a Maritime Declaration of Health is completed and passed to the Tyne Port Health Authority and to Tyne VTS for vessels arriving to any berth / facility within Port of Tyne area of jurisdiction.

Masters are advised that all vessels arriving from non-UK ports will be asked by Tyne VTS by VHF radio to confirm that they have submitted their Maritime Declaration of Health prior to pilot boarding (if subject to compulsory pilotage), or prior to entering Port of Tyne jurisdiction (if not subject to compulsory pilotage).

Failure to submit the form may result in cancelled pilotage or delays to the vessel’s arrival and entry and reporting to the Port Health Authority.

All enquiries regarding the Maritime Declaration of Health should be directed to the Tyne Port Health Authority:

Environmental Health
Public Protection Services
Quadrant (East)
Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Tel: (0191) 643 6100 / Out of hours: 07816 931413
Fax: 0191 643 2016
Email: tyne.port.health@northtyneside.gov.uk
Website: https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/550/tyne-port-health

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

Source: Port of Tyne Notice to Mariners No 4 of 2020 dated 11 March 2020

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