Dispatches No. 491

Dear Members,

Maritime Champions Club- 35 145 crew changes

Please find below messages regarding Pooling Resources for Crew Changes sent to our members since last Wednesday:

Message No. 31

Dear Members

 

Aa/ There is an initiative from one of our members regarding crew changes of the Philippines Officers and ratings in Singapore.

Rather than sending PH Seafarers to Singapore by plane  we were thinking about utilising a crew supply vessel or similar again overcoming crew change restrictions and perform  crew change at sea in SG waters. Pleased to hear members views.

FYI there are currently 22 Cruise ships anchored in Manila Bay conducting crew changes.

 

 

Bb/  Question from one of our members:

 

We have to make a tough decision not to accept cadets on our vessels until the situation with the Covid-19 improves.

Although, it is too soon to know when we might have a drug that can treat the coronavirus. Most experts think a vaccine is likely to become available by mid-2021, i.e. a year from now.

 

How about the InterManager other members? Has anybody agreed to receive the cadets onboard this summer?

 

 

Cc/ We have received answer to question whether Members are happy to charge extra money for completing COVID 19 related paperwork. Answer was NO none of the members is doing that and actually many thought that this would not be appropriate in current climate.

dd/ Please find attached message from ICS – REQUEST THAT ALL SHIPS IN PORT SOUND TO HIGHLIGHT THE CREW CHANGE ISSUE

 

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Message No. 30

We have received urgent request from one of the members regarding ANGOLA.

 

AA/ Do any of you have any experience with crew changes which you could share

 

Bb/ Do you need crew changes in Angola and therefore would be interested in pooling our resources in this country?

 

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Message No. 29

This is NOT confirmed yet but as you can read below very strong indication of positive changes in UAE.

 

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Dear Capt. Kuba,

 

We have some positive news to share but please note this is purely verbal – off the record feedback that the visa issuance system will be active within 48hrs. In principal that would enable us to apply for incoming crew.

 

The start date is first accepted arrivals in expected on/after 7th July.

 

Reference the procedure and process we will have to wait for the official instructions from the authorities but we are ready to start preparations for documentation etc.

 

As per our contacts they do not expect quarantine restrictions for crew on arrival but via secure corridor to the ships (after testing). Actual procedures still to be circulated by the authorities.

 

We will know more in the next 24 hrs.

 

If you have any members that you would like us to provide crew change assistance for please have them email wss.dubai.operations@wilhelmsen.com

 

Best regards,

 

CLIVE FIGUEIREDO

Ships Agency & Maritime Logistics Manager

Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Dubai, UAE

 

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Message No. 28

Dear Members

 

Thank you so much for all your responses regarding Malaysian crew but also latest info regarding crew changes in Malaysia which seems to be allowed as of last 48 hours.

 

Please find attached notice received from Malaysian Authorities

 

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Message No. 27

Urgent assistance in knowing from members, any reliable crew manning agency in Malaysia. Member has a ship :

 

Geared Bulk Carrier, Handy size  DWT 28500t, flag Bahamas. 

with most of the complement overdue and they can divert the ship to Malaysia to make a full crew change.

 

If you are interested or know anyone who has good contact please get in touch.

 

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Last week:

Working on COVID-19
Working on Enclosed Space Death project

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This Week:

Working on COVID-19
Working on Enclosed Space Death project
Maritime Champions Club

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Looking forward:

Working on Enclosed Space Death project
Working on COVID-19
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Lloyd’s Register Webinar – Cloud Fleet Manager

Join us for a webinar on Jul 07, 2020 at 10:30 AM BST.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2760529958126828299

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Mt Kilimanjaro August 2020

We are taking on this giant of the world in August 2020, and we are looking for participants now so that training can begin and we can build a good plan for fundraising.

This is certainly one of life’s achievements and will not be forgotten easily!

Minimum sponsorship amount £5000.

Brochure and video being created.

I hope you’re well and will join me in a canoe or on a trek, maybe?

Kindest regards

Rebecca Bridgen

Events Fundraiser

Sailors’ Society

+ 44 7712 404130

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Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

+44 7624 498 266

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