China bans crew changes for two shipmanagers due to COVID-19 outbreak

It has become known that China has announced the suspension of crew changes for all ships operated by Omicron Ship Management and Dia Yuan International Shipping for 30 days (from 8 February) after Covid-19 was detected on two dry cargo ships calling at country.

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China’s Ministry of Transport has announced a decision to suspend crew change operations on all ships of these companies. Chinese health authorities have found 15 crew members aboard the bulk carrier Omicron Sky and 21 aboard the bulk carrier Asia Spring, infected with the coronavirus during port inspections. The two vessels are operated by Omicron Ship Management and Dia Yuan International Shipping, respectively. A list provided by the Ministry of Transport shows that Omicron Ship Management manages six vessels and Dia Yuan manages 17 vessels.

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