NL 250/21 | MCI - Coronavirus (COVID-19) – facilitation of crew change

Ιαν 05, 2021

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of CI flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     

Action Date: 30 Dec. 2020


Maritime Cook Islands would like to give the widest circulation possible to the referenced IMO Resolution and Circulars that are aimed at providing guidance and best practices to facilitate crew change during the Covid-19 pandemic.


In particular, managers and operators are invited to take note of the Protocols contained in MSC Circular 1636, and to comply with them so far as practicable when performing crew change.


Furthermore, Maritime Cook Islands would draw the attention of all interested parties to the list of National Focal Points on crew change and repatriation of seafarers contained in IMO MSC.7 Circular 1 / Rev.19.

The Maritime Circular 243/2020 can be found here, in full detail.


Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.



January 5th, 2021 - PHRS Head Office