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Advice, Loss Prevention

Coronavirus – Canada allows crew changes

Arranging crew changes is a growing concern for shipowners as countries close their borders in an attempt to control the outbreak of COVID-19.

Unlike many other port states, Canada now announces that they will allow foreign seafarers to sign on/off vessels in Canadian ports.

For further information please see
TC Ship Safety Bulletin – Marine Crew deemed essential» from Transport Canada
TC Ship Safety Bulletin – Shore leave access » from Transport Canada

We thank our correspondent Brisset Bishop in Montreal for sharing this information.

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