Flag Administrations Notices for upcoming surveys due to COVID-19 pandemic
23 March 2020 | C20015
A number of Flag Administrations have released their official Notices in regard to any upcoming vessel’s surveys due to the difficulties Owners may face following the COVID-19 pandemic
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators | Surveyors / Auditors
On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic.
In view of the above, complications may be raised for the regular shipping operations, due surveys/audits, due to travelling restrictions and since each country is issuing separate policies.
Similarly, each Flag Administration has implemented and released their own policy regarding upcoming surveys that may delay and are in risk of getting out of their window, as listed below.
- IMMARBE – The Belizean Administration has released MMN-20-0020, on March 17, 2020;
- Commonwealth of Dominica – The Administration has released CD-MSC 02-20, on March 16, 2020;
- Cook Islands – The Administration has released Maritime Circular MCI 227/2020, on March 19, 2020.
DromonClass will be updating current Circular with the rest of Flag Administrations requirements and Notices that may be released the following days.
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators should take into consideration above issued Flag Administrations and are requested to act promptly in order to avoid any complexities with the local PSC Authorities as we all their Administration itself.
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators should check DromonClass notice for surveys here.