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COVID-19 – New ICS guidance on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the pandemic

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued the attached important guidance to support the shipping industry in its essential role of ensuring that essential goods and commodities, such as energy, food and medical supplies, can be carried to the world during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing Ship and Seafarer Certificates during the Pandemic provides vital information for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates required by international regulations. It also highlights the unique compliance issues and considerations relating to maintaining the validity of ship and seafarer certificates.

The Guidance can also be found on this link: