Dispatches No.493

Dear Members,

Maritime Champions Club-  41 236  as of today.

Please check your latest status and make sure we have your most up to date number of crew changes.

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

Message 38

Crew Change facilities at Karachi are as follows:

 

All Ports are available

However, due to heavy monsoon season it is advised to call vessels at Karachi Anchorage instead of Port Qasim.

 

No port clearance is required if vessel call Karachi Outer Anchorage for Crew Change only which the local agent guarantees.

 

Port restrictions 

All Ship’s staff including security guards who had joined the vessel during last 15 days must be in possession of COVID-19 RT-PCR test result report, preferably conducted during last 48 hours prior joining the vessel.

If not, the vessel will not be allowed to berth and vessel has to complete a quarantine period of 15 days starting from the date of sign on.

 

ON-SIGNER 

Test for COVID-19 through RT-PCR must be conducted 24/48 hours before the On-Signers board their flights to Pakistan with their test results a copy of which must be provided to Pakistan Airport Health Authorities.

Medical Fitness Certificate

Yellow Fever Certificate.

Copy of National Passport.

Copy of National Seaman Book.

Copy of confirmed E-Ticket.

 

OFF-SIGNER 

Maritime Health Declaration from Master (with sign and stamp).

Vaccination List from Master (with sign and stamp).

Corona virus declaration from Master as sample attached (with sign and stamp).

Crew List from Master (with sign and stamp).

Port of call list from Master (with sign and stamp).

Body temperature list for all officers/crew on board for last 15 days.

Copy of National Passport.

Copy of National Seaman Book.

Copy of confirmed E-Ticket

 

 

Further Details:

  1. Foreign seafarer’s, serving onboard any vessel calling Karachi Outer Anchorage/Port Qasim Anchorage, must have their temperature monitored and logged for the last 14 days onboard (COVID-19 Quarantine Period) and recorded along with fever records of other crew members as well.
  2. Above Temperature Records must be submitted to the Port Authorities prior to arrival at Karachi as well as the RT-PCR report which may have been done prior joining.
  3. A Foreign seafarer who is signing off from the vessel calling  Karachi Port or Anchorage must have Covid-19 Test carried out. The report will be issued after 36 hours. Upon receiving Negative Test Report, the Seafarer will be allowed to depart from Karachi Airport with confirmed air ticket. In this case the vessel will stay at the Anchorage at least 48 hours until Negative Test Report received.
  4. In case the seafarer had joined the vessel before the COVID19 Pandemic breakout / spread and not in possession of a RT-PCR report then 15 days fever monitoring record to be presented prior vessels arrival at Anchorage along with records of other seafarers serving onboard to receive permission to sign off at Karachi Anchorage.
  5. Master has to declare and send all required pre arrival health questionnaires from port health and on this basis if port health feels that Master has followed the SOPs as per their requirement and questionnaire they will issue the permission to join and sign off the crew.

Outward Flight Schedules

Appended below please find Flight schedules of airlines having daily flights out of Karachi.

 

EMIRATES:

Daily

 

EK 607   15JUL    KHI – DXB             0315 0415

EK 001   15JUL    DXB – LHR           0745 1225

 

EK 605   15JUL    KHI – DXB             0700 0810

EK 003   15JUL    DXB – LHR           1415 1840

 

EK 607   15JUL    KHI – DXB             0315 0415

EK 201   15JUL    DXB – JFK            0830 1425

 

Important information

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  1. Passengers travelling from Pakistan to Dubai and beyond on Emirates will only be accepted on the flight upon presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate at the time of check-in. This is mandatory regardless of local entry requirements at the passenger’s destination. The PCR test must be taken up to 4 days prior to the travel date (96 hours maximum) and must be conducted at the Emirates authorised Health Centre below at the passenger’s expense.

    Chughtai Labs(the link opens in a new window): +92-311-1456789 / Email

    Passengers must bring their Emirates booking and passport to the test lab.

  2. For passengers travelling to the United Kingdom, please read the UK government health advice(the link opens in a new window) and further guidance(the link opens in a new window).

    From 10 July, passengers arriving from certain countries will be able to enter the UK without having to self-isolate, unless they have travelled or transited through a non-exempt country 14 days before their arrival in the UK. The full list of the countries is published here(the link opens in a new window).

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QATAR AIRWAYS:

ALMOST DAILY

 

QR 605  15JUL    KHI – DOH            0445 0535

QR 003  15JUL    DOH – LHR           0705 1225

 

QR 605  15JUL    KHI – DOH            0445 0535

QR 007  15JUL    DOH – LHR           0900 1420

 

QR 605  15JUL    KHI – DOH            0445 0535

QR 701  15JUL    DOH – JFK            0815 1500

 

 

Passengers travelling from Pakistan are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.

 

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GULF AIR:

Sun, Tue, Fri,

 

GF 751   14JUL    KHI – BAH             0430 0515

GF 200715JUL    DOH – LHR           0200 0655

 

Sun

 

GF 753   19JUL    KHI – BAH             2040 2125

GF 007   20JUL    DOH – LHR           0200 0655

GF 6631 20JUL   LHR – JFK             0935 1215

 

 

FLYDUBAI:

Exp WED, FRI Daily

 

FZ 8318   16JUL    KHI – DXB             1210 1320

FZ 0007   17JUL    DXB – LHR            0230 0705

 

FZ 8318   16JUL    KHI – DXB             1210 1320

FZ 0201   17JUL    DXB – JFK            0830 1425

 

Expense details:

  1. Anchorage Dues will be paid to Karachi Port Trust @ GRT x USD 0.015 plus 16% VAT
  2. COVID-19 Test Cost about USD 50-60/- Per Person depending on hospital
  3. Boat Charges (roundtrip) if crew change carried out at OPL USD 500-800/- depending on position of vessel
  4. Boat Charges (roundtrip) if crew change carried out at Outer Anchorage, about 4-5 miles from breakwater, is about USD 300-400/- depending on position of vessel
  5. Road Transportation charges (roundtrip) for on/off signers to and from airport USD 500/- Per Minibus
  6. Custom/Immigration/Dock Security/Port Health etc. fees and charges about USD 180/- Per Person
  7. Hotel/Food charges if required on actual basis
  8. Agency fee USD 1500/-

 

With Regards,

 

 

 

 

 

Crew Change facilities at Karachi are as follows:

 

All Ports are available

However, due to heavy monsoon season it is advised to call vessels at Karachi Anchorage instead of Port Qasim.

 

No port clearance is required if vessel call Karachi Outer Anchorage for Crew Change only which the local agent guarantees.

 

Port restrictions 

All Ship’s staff including security guards who had joined the vessel during last 15 days must be in possession of COVID-19 RT-PCR test result report, preferably conducted during last 48 hours prior joining the vessel.

If not, the vessel will not be allowed to berth and vessel has to complete a quarantine period of 15 days starting from the date of sign on.

 

ON-SIGNER 

Test for COVID-19 through RT-PCR must be conducted 24/48 hours before the On-Signers board their flights to Pakistan with their test results a copy of which must be provided to Pakistan Airport Health Authorities.

Medical Fitness Certificate

Yellow Fever Certificate.

Copy of National Passport.

Copy of National Seaman Book.

Copy of confirmed E-Ticket.

 

OFF-SIGNER 

Maritime Health Declaration from Master (with sign and stamp).

Vaccination List from Master (with sign and stamp).

Corona virus declaration from Master as sample attached (with sign and stamp).

Crew List from Master (with sign and stamp).

Port of call list from Master (with sign and stamp).

Body temperature list for all officers/crew on board for last 15 days.

Copy of National Passport.

Copy of National Seaman Book.

Copy of confirmed E-Ticket

 

 

Further Details:

  1. Foreign seafarer’s, serving onboard any vessel calling Karachi Outer Anchorage/Port Qasim Anchorage, must have their temperature monitored and logged for the last 14 days onboard (COVID-19 Quarantine Period) and recorded along with fever records of other crew members as well.
  2. Above Temperature Records must be submitted to the Port Authorities prior to arrival at Karachi as well as the RT-PCR report which may have been done prior joining.
  3. A Foreign seafarer who is signing off from the vessel calling  Karachi Port or Anchorage must have Covid-19 Test carried out. The report will be issued after 36 hours. Upon receiving Negative Test Report, the Seafarer will be allowed to depart from Karachi Airport with confirmed air ticket. In this case the vessel will stay at the Anchorage at least 48 hours until Negative Test Report received.
  4. In case the seafarer had joined the vessel before the COVID19 Pandemic breakout / spread and not in possession of a RT-PCR report then 15 days fever monitoring record to be presented prior vessels arrival at Anchorage along with records of other seafarers serving onboard to receive permission to sign off at Karachi Anchorage.
  5. Master has to declare and send all required pre arrival health questionnaires from port health and on this basis if port health feels that Master has followed the SOPs as per their requirement and questionnaire they will issue the permission to join and sign off the crew.

Outward Flight Schedules

Appended below please find Flight schedules of airlines having daily flights out of Karachi.

 

EMIRATES:

Daily

 

EK 607   15JUL    KHI – DXB             0315 0415

EK 001   15JUL    DXB – LHR           0745 1225

 

EK 605   15JUL    KHI – DXB             0700 0810

EK 003   15JUL    DXB – LHR           1415 1840

 

EK 607   15JUL    KHI – DXB             0315 0415

EK 201   15JUL    DXB – JFK            0830 1425

 

Important information

Hide details Collapse the content of this warning section.

  1. Passengers travelling from Pakistan to Dubai and beyond on Emirates will only be accepted on the flight upon presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate at the time of check-in. This is mandatory regardless of local entry requirements at the passenger’s destination. The PCR test must be taken up to 4 days prior to the travel date (96 hours maximum) and must be conducted at the Emirates authorised Health Centre below at the passenger’s expense.

    Chughtai Labs(the link opens in a new window): +92-311-1456789 / Email

    Passengers must bring their Emirates booking and passport to the test lab.

  2. For passengers travelling to the United Kingdom, please read the UK government health advice(the link opens in a new window) and further guidance(the link opens in a new window).

    From 10 July, passengers arriving from certain countries will be able to enter the UK without having to self-isolate, unless they have travelled or transited through a non-exempt country 14 days before their arrival in the UK. The full list of the countries is published here(the link opens in a new window).

===============================================================================================

QATAR AIRWAYS:

ALMOST DAILY

 

QR 605  15JUL    KHI – DOH            0445 0535

QR 003  15JUL    DOH – LHR           0705 1225

 

QR 605  15JUL    KHI – DOH            0445 0535

QR 007  15JUL    DOH – LHR           0900 1420

 

QR 605  15JUL    KHI – DOH            0445 0535

QR 701  15JUL    DOH – JFK            0815 1500

 

 

Passengers travelling from Pakistan are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.

 

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GULF AIR:

Sun, Tue, Fri,

 

GF 751   14JUL    KHI – BAH             0430 0515

GF 200715JUL    DOH – LHR           0200 0655

 

Sun

 

GF 753   19JUL    KHI – BAH             2040 2125

GF 007   20JUL    DOH – LHR           0200 0655

GF 6631 20JUL   LHR – JFK             0935 1215

 

 

FLYDUBAI:

Exp WED, FRI Daily

 

FZ 8318   16JUL    KHI – DXB             1210 1320

FZ 0007   17JUL    DXB – LHR            0230 0705

 

FZ 8318   16JUL    KHI – DXB             1210 1320

FZ 0201   17JUL    DXB – JFK            0830 1425

 

Expense details:

  1. Anchorage Dues will be paid to Karachi Port Trust @ GRT x USD 0.015 plus 16% VAT
  2. COVID-19 Test Cost about USD 50-60/- Per Person depending on hospital
  3. Boat Charges (roundtrip) if crew change carried out at OPL USD 500-800/- depending on position of vessel
  4. Boat Charges (roundtrip) if crew change carried out at Outer Anchorage, about 4-5 miles from breakwater, is about USD 300-400/- depending on position of vessel
  5. Road Transportation charges (roundtrip) for on/off signers to and from airport USD 500/- Per Minibus
  6. Custom/Immigration/Dock Security/Port Health etc. fees and charges about USD 180/- Per Person
  7. Hotel/Food charges if required on actual basis
  8. Agency fee USD 1500/-

 

With Regards,

 

 

 

 

 

Message No. 37

 

Aa/ Message from one of our members seeking your advice on Singapore crew changes procedure

Please I understand that Singapore and Re-Union are now requiring seafarers to go straight from plane to ship and from ship to airport without the chance of PCR test on arrival. Is there anyway we can get the authorities to realise the danger of doing that, particularly after the crew may have been on plane for a long period with other passengers that we cannot guarantee their status. The challenge in aligning the flight timing with ship’s ETA.

 

The additional testing before joining ships gives us additional mitigation to ensure we do not onsign an infected crew member on the vessel that could increase infection rate.

 

Please is it possible to share what other ship managers are doing to mitigate the above risks? Are there other ports that can be used for crew changes, particularly for vessels going to the far east from Africa?

 

 

 

Bb/.  Could you spread below among your ship and shore stuff please?

 

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected hundreds of thousands at sea, and a new campaign initiative led by @Lloyd’sListIntelligence aims to highlight the human cost of this crisis by giving everybody working through this problem a voice, not just the people at the top.

 

They are going to make all their crewing stories free to read on their website (www.lloydslist.com) and remove the paywall so everybody can access them. The campaign will aim to embed within these stories short vignettes from seafarers, managers, and crewing agencies, to provide a personal insight into what’s really happening on the ground.

 

For example, a surveyor/seafarer stuck in a hotel being quarantined; crew managers who have experienced issues repatriating crew and those who have been stuck on board a vessel; a seafarer aboard a ship explaining that he/she can’t get home to their family and has no clue when they’ll see them next.

 

The vignettes need to be 30 seconds or less, and be in either MP3 format or from iPhone format: if necessary, filters to hide faces are fine if people don’t want to be identified.

 

These vignettes can be sent directly to Michelle Bockmann, Markets Editor at Lloyd’s List, by the following methods: michelle.bockmann@informa.com, to the private messages function on her Twitter (@michelewb_) or via Whatsapp to +44 7757 564 413.

 

They are hoping to gain lots of traction and improve the visibility of the issues faced by seafarers the world over.

 

 

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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 – HEIG Enclosed Space subcommittee Workshop 30.07.2020
Working on COVID-19
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