India – Novel Coronavirus Update

DG Shipping has allowed crew change for Indians and foreign seafarers at Indian ports, except Dhamra (only on medical & emergency grounds, subject to approval from authorities)

Gopalpur(temporarily suspended). No crew change in Dahej & Hazira allowed for foreigners

DG shipping has issued SOP for crew change. All major ports have their specific SOP’s in place. On-arrival visa facility is not available in India. Any person arriving India to join vessel needs to have ” TRANSIT VISA ” issued by Indian embassy at origin. Visa issued by embassy should be marked with ” TO JOIN MV TBN AT XXXX PORT “