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Official news on COVID-19

FAQ: German Flag about the coronavirus

The German Flag bears its part of the responsibility to contain the Corona pandemic and has now adopted several measures. For instance, ship surveys will be reduced to a minimum and certificates will temporarily be issued without on-site inspections. For seafarers facilitating measures are in place regarding certificates of competency and proficiency as well as medical fitness certificates. If ship certificates expire and a survey by a classification society is not possible either, the Ship Safety Division and the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) issue short term certificates that are valid for three months. The most important information about the adopted measures is explained in an official statement by the German Flag.

In our FAQ "Corona Info", we answer all important questions about the implications of COVID-19 for seafarers and shipping companies. If you have any further questions, please mail via Feedback.