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Update nr. 107

In this ISM News Update:

  • The corona-circular NSI
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As a result of measures regarding the Coronavirus, the Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate has written a circular: the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contingency Plan and Guidelines.

It discusses various topics that the ships flying under NL flag deal with:

  • Survey and Certification of ships flying the Dutch flag
  • Joining and Repatriation of seafarers from ships
  • Exemptions to the Minimum Safe Manning Document (MSMD)
  • Issue or Revalidation of a Dutch Certificate of Competency (CoC) or a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) for tankers, Polar Code or IGF
  • Dutch Seaman’s Book
  • Certificates of Proficiency (CoP) for ratings
  • Issue of a Recognition of a Certificate of Competency where a seafarer is unable to disembark the ship
  • Seafarers with expired Certificates of Proficiency (= safety training)
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006): Seafarers who are onboard a ship beyond their Seafarer Employment Agreement (SEA) for reasons connected to COVID-19.
  • Shipowner liability
  • Seagoing service
  • Seafarer Medical Certificate
  • Port State Control

Please pay attention:

This contingency plan has been drawn up taking into account the current information available concerning the Covid-19 crisis. Any significant developments necessitating a revision of this document will be considered by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate and implemented accordingly.

The Kiwa-register published additional information on the circular mentioned above on their website.

Kind Regards,
Team RBG