The recent IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14 explained the process to follow to ensure crew changes proceed unhindered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 41-page document detailed protocol for crew joining a vessel, from their residence through to boarding, and the reverse for those reaching the end of their contract.
Page 6, point 16 makes reference to crew member having their temperature logged daily, which is anchored in ‘Requirement of shipping companies” no less than 10 times throughout the document.
The requirement forms part of the documentation needed to ensure smooth transit through port facilities and during repatriation along with a crew self-declaration form.
To help you ensure crew changes are able to go ahead unhindered, Martek has created a simple 7-day temperature & symptoms log to document these checks in an easy to read format.
Download your copy, and begin documenting your crew’s health now.