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Novel Coronavirus Precautions

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    28 February 2020

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    United States

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Vessel owners/operators and local stakeholders should be aware of the following:

  • Vessel representatives are required to report sick or deceased crew/passengers within the last 15 days to the CDC under 42 CFR 71.21. Regional CDC quarantine station points of contact can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/QuarantineStationContactListFull.html
  • The Coast Guard will continue to review all “Notice of Arrivals” in accordance with current policies and will communicate any concerns stemming from sick or deceased crew or passengers to their Coast Guard chain of command and the CDC quarantine station who will coordinate with local health authorities.
  • Vessel masters shall inform Coast Guard boarding teams of any ill crewmembers on board their vessel prior to the Coast Guard embarking and Boarding Teams should verify vessel illnesses with CDC if concerns arise.
  • Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their Coast Guard Captain of the Port, should review and be familiar with section 5310 Procedures for Vessel Quarantine and Isolation, and Section 5320 - Procedures for Security Segregation of Vessels in their Area Maritime Security Plan.
  • Local industry stakeholders, in partnership with their Coast Guard Captain of the Port, should review and be familiar with their Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan.

For situational updates, please check with the CDC at

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html#situation-summary

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)

Source: Extract from U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.1-20

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