Dispatches No. 503

Dear Members,

Maritime Champions Club-  87 701 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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Pooling resources for crew changes – message from last Wednesday:

Message No. 75

Dear Members

 

There is quite a number of activities around the globe hence this is rather lengthy message:

 

Aa/ China

 

SAS starts regular flights to China from 29.09.2020

 

With weekly flights from Copenhagen to Shanghai

 

Bb/ Sri Lanka

 

The Isolation center established by us in now in operation.

The 14 day quarantine requirement has been removed and the government is actually encouraging early repatriation as soon as PCR result are available (usually available within 24-30 hrs) thus deemed safe to embark.

Please see revised rates we could offer.

 

Activity Details Rate Basis Rate USD          
1 Arrival Procedure Arrival permissions, Meet and Greet. Immigration clearance Per Pax 100          
2 Transport to Isolation Centre Disinfection, Special Bus + Driver isolation Per Pax (min 10 pax) 30          
3 Supply of PPE PPE Kit (Masks and sanitizer) Per Pax 30          
3 Isolation Centre Food & Bev, lodging, housekeeping

health watch,

Per Pax Per Day 135          
4 PCR Testing 1 Test  – On arrival Per Test 100          
5 Transportation to Port/Airport Disinfection/Special Bus + Driver Per pax (min 10 pax) 30          

 

In case of crew flying out from Indian airports to sri Lanka, government has published names of PCR test centers and Isolation centers recommended by the Indian health authorities.

Apart from above, the process remains the same. You may find the whole process in our website https://www.colombologistics.com/ crew changes.

We will be happy to clarify any matters if you have any.

Looking forward to your bookings,

Rgds

Channa Karunatilake

Colombo Logistics World (Pvt) Ltd

63/1 Ward Place, Colombo 07

Sri Lanka

+94-11-2662050 (ext 302)

+94 77 2348763 (mob)

 

Cc/ EGIPT

 

Good day,

With ref to your previous correspondence with Mr. Omar Moomen
I would like to seize this opportunity to inform you that we have the pleasure to attend the crew change for all the nationalities at all the Egyptian ports without any delay for the ships even during the procedure of Coronavirus.

for your information, please note the following:-

all the on/off signers must hold an approved COVID test (max 72 hours prior to sampling date) to be allowed to enter the Egyptian territory.

Regarding the off signers especially in the Suez canal zone, we will arrange with the authorities to send the quarantine doctor to take their samples at Port Said/Suez outer anchorage areas, then take the result the following day, and if it is approved we will arrange the repatriation at P.Said/Suez while the vessel is exiting the S.Canal.

FYG, our last operation was at Hamrawien port (it’s 60 KM from Safaga port), we managed to do the crew change smoothly of all the 20 on-signers / 20 off-signers despite the fact that there are no local authorities there to handle that.

we accommodated the on-signers at Cairo until all of them arrived from different countries then transported them to Hamrawien port (about 8 hours by bus) and did the same for the off-signers until they boarded their flights.

currently, we have an operation (11 on/11off signers Myanmar crew)
we already handled the operation smoothly as usual but we are facing & handling some difficulties because Myanmar airport is closed and we are coordinating now with the Myanmar embassy for repatriation of the off-signers which is expected to be done on 1 week of October

we are accommodating them in hotel at port said and coordinating now with the immigration for this long stay.

For your easy reference please find hereunder our tariff for crew change in Suez canal:-
#) Crew change
cost per person in the same group
1 CREW GROUP $250                $ 250.00
2 CREW GROUP $340                $ 170.00
3 CREW GROUP $360                $ 120.00
4 CREW GROUP $440                $ 110.00
5 CREW GROUP $475                $  95.00
6 CREW GROUP $510                $  85.00
7 CREW GROUP $525                $  75.00
8-10 CREW GROUP                   $  70.00

– Provided that the group of crew members come on the same flight
– the above mentioned tariffs include, meeting at the airport, visa, transportation,
and formalities.

we can arrange hotel accommodation for on/off signers (for any period)

Hotel accommodation cost :- (if any)
= $  80.00 (single)
= $ 100.00 (Double)
= $ 125.00 (Triple)

The meal will be $ 20.00 per person/meal (if any)

Re: COVID test
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Please note that the Cost of the COVID test will be $ 190.00 /person + $100.00 for transportation to send the sampling to Cairo and return to Port-Said/Suez by the result.

Please send us the following:-
– crew details for on/off signers
– flight details for on/off signers
– copy of passports valid for at least 3 months
– signed/stamped crew list on arrival and departure
– E-Tickets for the off-signers

Fyg, nowadays we need 48 hours prior notice to crew arrival in order to get all the needed permissions ready timely.

pleased to co-operate with your esteemed company.

awaiting yours

 

Kind Regards,
Hany Habib
+20 122 215 1706
bunker@ibramar.com.eg

 

Dd/ Madrid – Panama & Panama to Manila

 

 

 

 

Madrid to Panama and Panama to Manila Seafarer Flight Availability – October

 

Madrid to Panama Aircraft Charter Availability 6th – 8th October

There will be a Charter flight from Madrid to Panama on / around 6th-8th October aircraft size to be determined by interest.

We should have a per company quote for this flight in the coming days once interest and numbers have been confirmed.

Would this be of any use or interest to you, your colleagues or peers?

 

Panama to Manila Aircraft Charter Availability 10th-14th October

There will be a Charter flight from Panama to Manila on / around 10-14th October again aircraft size to be determined by interest.

We should have a per company quote for this flight in the coming days once interest and numbers have been confirmed as well

Would this be of any use or interest to you, your colleagues or peers?

 

 

Do you have any upcoming charters that you have spare seats for?

If you have any upcoming charters that you have available seats on please let me know and I will pass this one to all in the group.

If you have any legs that you are struggling with please advise as well and we will see if we can help with this.

Thanks in advance,

Gordon

 

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Message No. 74

Dear Members

 

There were some interesting announcements and changes over last weekend:

 

Aa/ SOUTH AFRICA

 

South Africa will open its borders for international flights on October 1, announced President Cyril Ramaphosa in his latest address to the nation earlier this evening, Wednesday, September 16.

This comes as the country moves to national lockdown alert level 1 at midnight on Sunday, September 20, on the back of the daily rate of infections continuing to slow down to fewer than 2 000 per day. At peak, the number of infections was up to 10 000 to 15 000 per day. The recovery rate is currently at 89%.

The opening of borders will be based on certain restrictions and those countries with high infection rates may be prevented from entering South Africa. Ramaphosa said a list of the countries that fell into the high-risk category would be published over the next few days.

Kind regards

Mel

 

Melanie Quinn 

Head of Sales and Customer Relations 

Clyde Travel Management

 

 

Bb/  South Korea – as received from ICS – Natalie Shaw

Please see below information which I have verified with KSA and another associate member of ASA who is a ship agent in South Korea.

We hope this is helpful, in the event your side need more clarification please feel free to contact us anytime.

Thank you.

 

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  1. Does this apply to crew travelling from the ‘special country’ or crew that joined in the ‘special country’ ?

 

– It will be applied to crew that joined in the special country and in this case, crews need PCR test certification which is issued by appointed from Korea Government in Special country.

 

* Special country : Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan.

 

  1. Does this apply to crew who will be on board when the vessel calls at Korea and are not disembarking / going ashore?

 

– In case crews have PCR test certification issued in Special country, they can disembark from the vessel after completion of special quarantine inspection & receiving the result of COVID-19.

 

– If crews do not have PCR test certification issued in Special country, total quarantine inspection will be carried for all ship’s arrival crews with COVID-19 test and it will be prohibited to disembark all crews from the vessel.

 

– In case there would be any confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the positive result, vessel must sail out from the port of South Korea.

 

– In this case, the crews/a confirmed case of coronavirus must bear the all expenses involved in treatment of COVID-19.

 

 

Best Regards,

Dylan Ow

 

Cc/   Covid 19- CREW CHANGES – humanitarian, safety and economic crisis. WEBINAR

 

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Message No. 73

Dear Members

 

Piece of good-ish news from South Africa:

South Africa will open its borders for international flights on October 1, announced President Cyril Ramaphosa in his latest address to the nation earlier this evening, Wednesday, September 16.

This comes as the country moves to national lockdown alert level 1 at midnight on Sunday, September 20, on the back of the daily rate of infections continuing to slow down to fewer than 2 000 per day. At peak, the number of infections was up to 10 000 to 15 000 per day. The recovery rate is currently at 89%.

The opening of borders will be based on certain restrictions and those countries with high infection rates may be prevented from entering South Africa. Ramaphosa said a list of the countries that fell into the high-risk category would be published over the next few days.

Kind regards

Mel

 

Melanie Quinn 

Head of Sales and Customer Relations 

Clyde Travel Management

 

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Message No. 72

Dear Members

 

Here are more positive examples of crew changes in China.

 

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One of Norwegian supt obtained his visa in 1 month.

 

some feedback from ISS China, they have experience to send 2 foreign Supt in Zhoushan recently, based on they could get valid visa before departure. It seems if crew can get visa, there is a possible to conduct crew change. However this kind of practice is not formally announced.

 

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Travel Ban China: How to understand it ?

 

Entry to most foreign nationals is restricted.

However, those who hold the following visas will not be affected: Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas.

 

New visa successfully applied for from Chinese embassies or consulates overseas after the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

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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:

28 September to 2 October 2020, IMO Meeting FAL 44, Captain Paddy McKnight attending – report will be available soon after the meeting.

20th October 2020; SAFETY4SEA Athens Virtual Forum- Capt. Kuba Szymanski participating

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Brgds

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

InterManager

Mob: +44 7624 498 266

e-mail: kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org

web: www.intermanager.org

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