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COVID-19 related guidelines for ensuring a safe shipboard interface between ship and shorebased personnel

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created issues related to the shipboard interface between seafarers and shore-based personnel during port calls. These issues are often related to the ship’s crews and shore-based workers, such as agents, inspectors, pilots, stevedores, surveyors etc., following conflicting procedures to mitigate the risk of infection related to the virus. Differing...

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The crew changes and the seamen’s permission to go ashore during the restriction of crossborder traffic

1. Government’s decisions SM/2020/26 ja SM/2020/27 2. FBG HQ letter 3.4.2020; RVL2012459 Due to the threat to public health, the cross-border traffic has been restricted in Finland for the period of 19.3.2020 - 13.5.2020. Passenger and individual travelling to Finland has been restricted, except for the Finnish citizens or Finnish residents returning to Finland...

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