corona virus

Coronavirus Updates for Seafarers 17 March

Managing COVID-19 cases onboard Increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases are now reported in countries across all continents except Antarctica, and the rate of new cases outside of China has outpaced the rate in China. All ships undertaking international voyages, and particularly those calling at ports in affected areas, are advised to develop a written plan for disease outbreak management, preferable in close contact with a medical service supplier, covering issues such as: how to identify a suspected case of COVID-19;…

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STATEMENT FROM THE DURBAN PORT WELFARE COMMITTEE regarding Coronavirus

This statement is specific to the Port of Durban and circumstances maybe different in other Ports. The Durban Port Welfare Committee (DPWC) notes that the Coronavirus outbreak is causing considerable distress to seafarers who are concerned for their personal health as well as that of their families back home. Misinformation on Social Media is adding to this anxiety. Our response as a Port Welfare Committee is to care for the wellbeing of seafarers in the Port of Durban and to…

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