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Coronavirus global health emergency – IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry

Coronavirus global health emergency – IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry. Full details here: https://bit.ly/2SjVdLd

​IMO has issued the following circular letters:

  • Circular Letter No.4203 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) provides information and guidance, based on recommendations developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH), United Nations, on the precautions to be taken to minimize risks to delegates attending meetings at IMO following the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
  • Circular Letter No.4204 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) providing  information and guidance, based on recommendations developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), on the precautions to be taken to minimize risks to seafarers, passengers and others on board ships from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Member States are advised to urge all stakeholders (companies, managers, crewing agents, etc.) to promulgate information to ensure that seafarers, passengers and others on board ships are provided with accurate and relevant information on the coronavirus outbreak and on the measures to reduce the risk of exposure if they are likely to be engaged on ships trading to and from ports in coronavirus-affected States.