On board safety
Crew must prevent at any cost an infection from being transferred on board
and should bear in mind that depending on the vessel’s location, there may
be limited medical support in case of an incident.
Due to travel restrictions, crew is likely to be unable to travel to join a vessel
or be repatriated following the completion of their contract.
There are difficulties in finding medical and other supplies for the vessel and its crew
as well as likely a shortage in mechanical and electronic parts for vessels.
On board inspections
At many ports, specialised staff such as inspectors are restricted from accessing vessels
and thus conducting the legally required inspections (safety, environmental, training, etc.)
and other operations may be severely disrupted.
On shore support
As head offices, ports and shore authorities operate with emergency staff or remotely,
vessels will likely experience delays as well as reduced levels and quality of support from shore.