Compulsory isolation is still in force nationwide till November 8th - 2400 hrs, most probably to be extended, to be advised. Activities related to foreign trade are so far excluded from the isolation process; operations in most ports are carried out without interruptions or delays
Restriction for vessels coming to Argentina due to Covid-19
General regulations – Covid19 Protocol
Additional to usual pre arrival requirements and with no exception, Sanitary authorities request to receive in advance all documents as per National Protocol according to Items 1 to 4 whatever be the case, copy of it here attached.
Valid from today Sept 10th 2020, Vessels arriving from any country abroad with less than 14 days of navigation since last port of call (no quarantine period); testing of crew onboard will be conducted upon arrival at each loading port roads.
Crew Members / crew change
Crewmembers are not allowed to disembark at all ports nationwide, so no crew changes can be effected time being
In addition, all borders are still closed and restrictions for foreigners, except few cases. Flights going in/out Argentina are few and limited.
Pilot Services – embarking/disembarking at Recalada
Uruguayan authorities are requesting to all Argentine citizens entering to their country (by land or river) a negative COVID test.
Argentine River Plate pilots are traveling as ‘passengers’ on outbound ships, in order to be positioned at Recalada PS, this affecting their usual travelling/logistics and availability.
As consequence additional pre-booking and coordination time might be needed before boarding at Recalada, this specially focused on River Plate service Recalada/Zona Comun leg.
PORT STATUS in ARGENTINA
So far operations are being performed on normal basis at all ports/terminals in line with current Covid19 safety protocol in force.
Sanitary Authorities and Stevedores + Grain Unions are requesting 14 days quarantine period to ALL vessels arriving from any country abroad
(including those not listed as high risk from Covid19)
For those vessels loading upriver 1st, then completing her cargo at Necochea, Stevedores and grain UNIONs are requesting 14 days period to count since last port of call abroad (i.e. Brazil), even vessel being cleared with authorities Upriver already.
Same as above, Port authorities and Stevedores Unions are requesting 14 days quarantine period to ALL vessels arriving from any country abroad
(including those not listed as high risk from Covid19).
For those vessels loading upriver 1st, then completing her cargo at Bahia Blanca, Stevedores and grain UNIONs are requesting 14 days period
to count since last port of call abroad (i.e. Brazil), even vessel being cleared with authorities Upriver already.
There might be some exceptions for vessel calling Uruguay as last port before Bahia Blanca, but only to be considered case by case basis, subject Sanitary Authorities approval (not guaranteed) to allow entrance and operations for those vessel. So far this measure is not affecting LNG/LPG vessels.
Due to current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Mandatory isolation in force, majority of our staff is still working from home.
All our staff is monitoring incoming e-mails + phone calls 24/7, to make sure that our service is no affected on this period.
Agencia Maritima Dulce SA