Nigeria bans ships that do not have thermal screening facilities
Dr. Bashir Jamoh, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency said the organization has established guidelines to protect ships operating in the Nigerian maritime domain, including banning all ships operating in Nigerian
“These are trying times and we must pull through together that is why we have directed that all maritime stakeholders develop risk assessments and safety intervention guidelines for their personnel and operations on the areas of vulnerabilities of their maritime operations that can be affected by the COVID 19 pandemic including but not limited to offshore operations such as crew/personnel changes, visits from onshore and other locations for the provision of supplies, maintenance, and repairs etc.,” stated D. Jamoh.
Dr. Jamoh also said that only foreign marine vessels that had arranged and told about their call to a Nigerian port by 1 February 2020 will be allowed to call that port.
In addition, only foreign marine vessels with thermal screening facilities for passengers and crew will be permitted on the ports and all documentation relating to crew and passengers must be submitted by the shipping agent/master of vessels about their journey to or from the affected COVID-19 countries.
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