Through our experts and correspondents around the world The Swedish Club is following the development of the coronavirus and its impact on shipping.
To monitor the spread of COVID-19 the Club recommends its members to check the daily updates from the World Health Organization, WHO. WHO also provides public guidance on protection against the coronavirus. Below we have collected information on the subject.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarers
In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, guidance for ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarers has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters.
By: Nigel Griffiths, The Marine Advisory Medical Service, Singapore
The shipping industry is likely to be impacted in a number of ways by the emergence of COVID-19: not only through disruption to voyages to and from China, but also from delays in other countries as a result of quarantine and port checks due to cases, or suspected cases, of the coronavirus amongst crew and passengers on board vessels....
By: James Mackay, Claims Executive Consultant
This Guide comments in general on some legal issues in relation to charterparties which Members might encounter as a result of measures that are being imposed by national authorities in response to the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
By following our member alert updates through swedishclub.com and/or LinkedIn and Twitter our members can get advice on new measures regarding COVID-19.
Information from International Chamber of Shipping
Information from WHO
Guidelines for vessels (Operational considerations for managing covid 19 outbreak onboard ships)
Latest WHO advice on the coronavirus situation » (Daily updated at who.int)
WHO guidance on protection against the coronavirus » (Advice for public at who.int)
Information from IMO
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) »
Our Shanghai correspondent has put together advice for members, based on WHO guidance together with the measures made during the outbreak of SARS.
The Swedish Club Members Advice regarding coronavirus » (27 February 2020)