Fujairah bans crew changes for ships arriving from India
GAC shipping agents said, “Fujairah Immigration has verbally advised that with immediate effect, if a vessel’s last port of call is India, the signing crew is not allowed to disembark at Fujairah. This applies to all nationals. “
Fujairah’s move follows a similar action by Singapore last week that banned crew changes for all sailors arriving from India in the past 14 days.
Meanwhile, the GAC reported that the Indonesian has barred entry to all foreign nationals arriving in the country who were in India in the past 14 days and South Korea has added India to its list of countries. at high risk. A negative Covid-19 test is required for all personnel arriving at Korean ports.
India is experiencing a spectacular second wave of Covid with April 26 the fifth day in a row where more than 350,000 new cases have been recorded. The country is a major supplier of seafarers to the global shipping industry, particularly in the officer ranks. Ship managers fear a worsening crew crisis over the past year as countries ban India’s crew change.
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