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Update of Coronavirus measures (13 February)

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    13 February 2020

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    Ras Laffan & Mesaieed, Qatar



At Ras Laffan & Mesaieed port, Maritime Declaration of Health (MDH) and Coronavirus declarations are required from all calling vessels. The MDH normally needs to be submitted to regulation dept 72 hours prior to arrival, but in addition, the Master must also update and resubmit the MDH 24 hours prior to berthing.

If a vessel is arriving directly from China or has called in China, the quarantine period commences upon its departure from China. Ras Laffan port regulation will review the departure date from China and berth if the vessel has completed 15 days of quarantine period before calling Qatar.

If any crew onboard is suspected to have Corona Virus, the Ministry of Health will attend the vessel for inspection, and the pilot will board once the Ministry of Health approves.

Off signers from foreign vessels should attend screening inside the port.

On signers will screen at Hamad International airport only.

Qatar Gas medical department is giving training for surveyors, loading master & agents attending tankers and LNG vessels at Ras Laffan.

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