National Focal Points on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers from the Governments of Cook Islands, France, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu

IMO MSC.7/Circ.1/Rev.4 dated 20 October 2020 



RESOLUTION MSC.473(ES.2) – RECOMMENDED ACTION TO FACILITATE SHIP CREW CHANGE, ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE AND SEAFARER TRAVEL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


National Focal Points on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers

1 On 21 September 2020, the Maritime Safety Committee, at its second extraordinary session, adopted resolution MSC.473(ES.2) on Recommended action to facilitate ship crew change, access to medical care and seafarer travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, whereby, inter alia, it invited Member States and relevant national authorities to designate National Focal Points on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers, to coordinate action at national level; and to inform the Secretary-General accordingly so that Member States could be advised for the purpose of coordination.


2 In this regard, the Secretariat has received notifications on the designation of a National Focal Point on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers from the Governments of Cook Islands, France, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu, as attached.


3 Member States are invited to note the annexed information and bring it to the attention of all parties concerned. In addition, Member States are invited to inform the Secretary-General about the designation of National Focal Points on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers as provided in resolution MSC.473(ES.2).


ANNEX

NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS ON CREW CHANGE AND REPATRIATION OF SEAFARERS


COOK ISLANDS

Ms. Moeroa Mamanu-Matheson

Postal address: P.O. Box 882, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Telephone: +682 23848

Email: moeroa@maritimecookislands.com


FRANCE

French International Register Office

Postal address: 5, place Sadi Carnot, 13002 Marseille, France

Telephone: +33 486 946 756

Fax: +33 764 438 431

Email: rif.crise@developpement-durable.gouv.fr


PHILIPPINES

Deputy Administrator for Planning

Maritime Industry Authority

Postal address: 20th Street, corner Bonifacio Drive, 1018 Port Area (South), Manila

Email: odap@marina.gov.ph


SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

Mr. Abdias Samuel

National Disaster Coordinator

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Postal address: P.O. Box 186, Limekiln, Basseterre, St. Kitts

Telephone: +1 869 466 5100

Fax: +1 869 466 5310

Email: nema@gov.kn

nemaskb@thecable.net


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Capt. Abdulla Al Hayyas

Director of Maritime Transport Affairs

Telephone: +971 50 6001766

+971 2 4182240

Fax: +971 2 6506028

Email: abdulla.alhayyas@fta.gov.ae


VANUATU

Vanuatu Maritime Services

Postal address: 39 Broadway, Suite 2020 – New York 10006 – United States of America

Telephone: +1 212 425 9600

Fax: +1 212 425 9652

Email: email@vanuatuships.com

mdecharles@vanuatuships.com



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