The vital work undertaken by seafarers lies at the heart of the world's battle to beat the Coronavirus. This page is designed to provide you with targeted resources and information to help you address the specific challenges posed by COVID-19 to the maritime community. We hope you find it useful.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers - issued by the International Chamber of Shipping. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance


IMO Circular Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance relating to the certification of Seafarers 

IMO Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance relating to the certification of seafarers


Update 27/03/2020: BIMCO have collated all current restrictions for crew here.


Update 26/03/2020: InterManager news release Thanking our seafarers. Read it here.


Update 26/03/2020: ISWAN have released a video with guidance for seafarers on how to manage their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch it here. 


Update 25/03/2020: IMO issues statement on operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreak onboard ships. 

Circular Letter No.4204-Add.3 .pdf


Update 24/03/2020: A joint open letter to United Nations agencies from the global maritime transport industry can be found in the following pdf:



Update 20/03/2020: UK Government designates seafarers as key workers, read the Nautilus International article here.


Update 19/03/2020: Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new programme called: "Coronavirus - How to Beat it" Available free for the maritime industry here.


Proper Hand Washing Technique