Reissued 30th October 2020 expiring 30th April 2021

This Marine Notice sets out the temporary measures being put in place in relation to the validity of seafarers’ documents impacted as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Further information on processes and procedures to be followed in relation to COVID-19 and Maritime Declarations of Health are detailed in Marine Notice 06 of 2020.

In light of the position of the European Union and of the International Maritime Organisation, the Irish Maritime Administration (IMA) of the Department of Transport (DoT) is adopting the following measures and procedures to provide for a temporary extension to the validity of seafarer certificates in order to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the maritime sector as much as possible.


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