Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the marine industry

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the marine industry

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Publication date: 
6 February 2020
Last updated: 
16 February 2021
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This information sheet includes:

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • What is Australia doing?
  • What vessels have additional COVID-19 isolation requirements?
  • What should commercial vessels do if a crew member is ill?
  • What if a crew member requires medical attention?
  • What are the requirements for international maritime crew?
  • Can disembarking crew who are required to self isolate fly home within Australia or take public transport?
  • Do international crew flying into Australia to join a commercial vessel need to self-isolate?
  • How can the marine industry reduce the risk to the crew of commercial vessels?
  • What cleaning and disinfection activities are appropriate for commercial vessels?
  • How can the marine industry reduce the risk to marine industry staff (e.g. stevedores)?
  • Are Australian marine industry staff (e.g. stevedores) subject to health screening and isolation requirements if they board a vessel with additional COVID-19 isolation requirements?
  • What should marine industry staff do if they develop symptoms after disembarking the vessel?
  • Other information
  • Who should vessels contact if they need further advice?