As you are all aware, Covid-19 is having a huge impact on our industry, and it will continue to do so over the coming months. We have countries on lock down and severe travel restrictions all over the world which is increasingly becoming a problem for ourselves as well as our clients and candidates.
We have put in place several measures to safeguard and to stop the spread internally and externally and we would like to reassure our clients and candidates that there will not be disruption in our operations.
- As standard Seamariner have always cross trained all staff members to prepare for the unexpected.
- We have software in place to work from home if necessary.
- Any service providers we may use such as training, travel and IT have all confirmed their measures to alleviate disruption.
- Naturally we have added extra levels of hygiene within our offices.
Additionally, we would like to ask that you are honest with us when answering questions regarding your health and the health of those you have been close to, and places you have visited recently. If we do not believe that you should be joining a vessel, we will be advising our clients and yourselves about this risk and encouraging self-isolation for a period of time. This goes both ways, as our clients have and will advise us if any of their Seafarers have become ill onboard.
It is extremely important that we do not put people at risk, especially onboard a vessel where this type of virus could spread very quickly. If you are unsure of the measures you should be taking personally, please read through this advice:
Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you well during this time.