In a major step forward in getting crew changes moving again Hong Kong is to allow unrestricted exchanges of seafarers.
Efforts led by the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association (HKSOA) to lobby the government to allow crew changes in one of the world’s largest hub ports have been successful. In April the Hong Kong SAR government had relaxed regulations to allow crew changes for vessels in port for cargo operations, and while good the shipowners’ association did not feel it was enough.
“The Honourable Chief Secretary has exercised his powers to approve the exemption of crew members of goods vessels, including those without cargo operations, from compulsory quarantine under Cap. 599E to undergo crew changes in Hong Kong,” HKSOA said.
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