Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers, 2nd Edition

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ICS guide legal issues

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) International Chamber of Shipping has made available a new Guidance paper which addresses legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19).

It considers questions that have been raised by members such as:

  • Whether and under what conditions a shipowner can require crew to have vaccination;
  • What vaccines may be safely given; and
  • What might be the potential liabilities for shipowners in requiring crew vaccinations.

The document also provides guidance on best employment practice to protect against such liabilities and information on insurance cover for such liabilities under the shipowner’s standard Protection and Indemnity (P&I) insurance.

The second edition features a new FAQ and guidance section on shipowners’ obligations and potential liabilities in a variety of employment scenarios.

For more information you can download the full Guidance paper below:

 

Source: ICS

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