All ports across UAE to resume crew change operations

MARINE INSIGHT | All ports across UAE will now resume crew change operations as per an announcement made by the Federal Transport Authority on August 2nd, 2020. All forms of maritime activities and movement of seafarers will now take place under strict obedience of health and safety imposed in UAE ports across its seven emirates.


The circular (12) 2020 aims to re-commence the shipping industry back in full swing following the successful procedures that kept the COVID-19 pandemic away. The circular and its protocols will be enforced on all ship owners, operators, agents and managers involved in providing jobs for seafarers onboard. This includes crew change activities in UAE ports and waters. The gradual rise of operations is aimed to return the industry’s performance to its pre-COVID 19 levels.


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