Vessels arriving from ports of infected countries identified for mandatory quarantine and travel ban by MoHFW, Govt. of India before 14 days of departure from the infected port, or having seafarers embarked on the vessel who have been in infected regions within 14 days of arrival at any Indian port shall need to comply with additional measures as given in the Annex 1.
The updated list of infected countries may be obtained from the website of MoHFW, Govt. of India. (www.mohfw.gov.in) or at this link.
Vessels arriving from any port in China to have the necessary quarantine period of 14 days.
Stoppages of a vessel at any port of infected countries only for bunkering purposes shall not be counted for the calculation of 14 days from port of departure.
Vessels that have arrived at Indian port after 14 days of departure from an infected port need not comply with the additional requirements specified.
Ports which are not able not comply with the additional requirements specified in Annex 1 shall not allow the vessels to berth for vessels which have arrived within 14 days from the infected countries.
Annex 1 may be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
The following ports have declared Force Majeure till now: Gangavaram, Dhamra, Mundra, Adani Hazira, Krishnapatnam, Karaikal, Gopalpur, Adani Petronet Dahej, Gujarat Maritime Board, Muldwarka, Chettinad International Coal Terminal (Ennore), Dighi Port, Goa – South West Port Ltd., Jaigarh, Chettinad Coal Terminal New Mangalore, Karwar, Sanghi Port
The Government of India has declared lock down till 15th April 2020 except for essential services. Port Operations has been designated as an “essential service” so no port closure despite declaring Force Majeure. Despite declaring Force Majeure, all ports are operational except Kakinada anchorage port and Karwar Port. Repeat. No port has been closed in India except Kakinada anchorage port and Karwar Port. However, ports are facing issues due to shortage of labour.