The Republic of Liberia's Maritime Authority has issued three Advisory Notes in order to to provide guidance to shipowners, operators and seafarers concerning plans and procedures that should be implemented for the protection of the health of the crew, to prepare vessels for shore personnel to board, and actions to take in the event of a suspected positive case onboard.
Moreover, they've provided information on the issuance of medical certificates to seafarers aboard Liberian flagged vessels issued from approved medical practitioners in the Philippines, as well as current requirements for conducting crew change for cargo ships in the Port of Singapore.
Liberia emphasized that The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has updated their COVID-19 crew protection guide and that additional details on the implementation of COVID-19 management plans for vessels can be found in WHO’s Implementation guide for COVID-19 management onboard cargo ships and fishing vessels.
The full list of requirements for issuance of medical certificates for seafarers in the Philippines and for vessels arriving in the Port of Singapore during COVID-19 can be found in Marine Advisory Note 06/2022 and 08/2022.
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS (AVAILABLE ONLY TO SUBSCRIBERS):
Guidance on Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI 2020 Global Sulphur Limit published by Liberia
Jun 08, 2023
Liberia: Guidance on Interim Compliance with MARPOL Annex VI EEXI Requirements
Jun 06, 2023
Liberia published a note on the regulations on discharges from ships in Chinese waters
May 23, 2023