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From the National Maritime Center: COVID-19 & Mariner Credentialing Program Impacts

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Mariner Credentialing Program Impacts   The National Maritime Center (NMC) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, as the situation evolves, is prepared to adjust operations accordingly. First and foremost, we are concerned for your safety and the safety of our staff. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, […]

Memo Re: COVID19 – MITAGS WEST CAMPUS

As of MARCH 12, MITAGS West remains open and operating at normal capacity. Currently, there are NO confirmed cases of COVID19 at MITAGS WEST campus. We are following the guidelines as set forth by Washington State and Seattle – King County Departments of Health and the Local Public Health Officer Order, dated March 11, 2020. […]

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Webinar for Maritime

Please join the SOCP on March 19 (12:00 PM ET) for a 1-hour Webinar to address what maritime personnel can expect if there is an actual or suspected exposure to COVID-19. There will be moderated discussion with representation from the USCG and CDC (to be confirmed). There will also be a Recap of the SOCP’s 2019 Pandemic Exercise.

From The Maritime Executive: WHO Issues Guidelines for COVID-19 Control On Board Vessels

“The World Health Organization (WHO) has released guidelines to avoid or manage an outbreak of coronavirus on board ships. The recently-released guide calls on shipowners to provide crew with guidance so they can recognize signs and symptoms of the virus. If a suspected case is identified, WHO recommends that the ship should start an outbreak management plan on board, […]