27 May 2020
The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organizations of the United Nations have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation to pave the way for sea and air workers to be relieved and repatriated safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
22 May 2020
The information provided will be of great value in the work done to facilitate crew changes.
22 May 2020
BIMCO continues to utilise publicly available sources to provide the shipping industry with a complete and updated overview of the impact from Covid-19.
07 May 2020
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other stakeholders.
04 May 2020
WPSP are measuring the impact of COVID19 in weekly surveys for port operators.
29 April 2020
Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) / Barge Inspection Exchange (BIRE)/ Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.
28 April 2020
The practice of charterers using oil tankers for floating storage is certainly not a new concept. What’s different with the current demand for storage is the huge number of ships being time chartered for floating storage purposes due to the collapse in oil prices, partly as a result of COVID-19. Therefore, BIMCO is receiving enquiries about “floating storage” clauses and questions about what additional wording owners should consider adding to their time charters.
16 April 2020
Gibraltar - a major crew changing hub, is following the recommendations proposed by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other industry partners, and facilitated by IMO in a circular letter, by easing restrictions to crew change as a result of COVID-19 challenges.
15 April 2020
In light of the preventive measures taken by ports states, making crew change and repatriation difficult, if not impossible, many flag states and administrations are taking a pragmatic approach to statutory certificates and agreements in line with IMO circular 4204, add. 5.
18 January 2021
Providing members with the latest information on extensions to crew certificates by various states in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The page might be updated several times per day, so please check back for the most recent information.