ARGENTINA – new sanitary measures for vessels – quarantine period
In view of recent events with two vessels and one Pilots recently
tested positive of Covid19, authorities are now evaluating to request 14 days quarantine period
for all vessels coming to Argentina to count from las
port of call abroad at any of countries considered by Argentina as high risk
Europe, Iran, Japan, South Korea, United States, Brazil and Chile included.
So far it is not clear if such measure would include
Uruguay, being this country not considered as high risk/endemic country by
Liners (containers) LNG and Crude Oil tankers would be
excepted of this quarantine period, being still valid current procedure
subject all crew are asymptomatic from COVID-19.
Meeting among authorities, pilots and Agency maritime chamber are being
held today to clarify this measure.
URUGUAY - launch service strike affecting Pilots
Montevideo pilot boat service is temporary suspended due to unforeseen
strike of the workers since today 18.05.2020 at 0000 hs affecting the
embarking of the pilots at MVD roads. Reason of such strike is to
prevent possible contagious from Covid19.
This especially affecting the embarking/disembarking of Pilots for
vessels calling Uruguayan ports, and some in Argentina.
Pilots embarking/disembarking for vessels bounded to Argentina being
performed by Piriapolis port in Uruguay, facing demurrages time being.
Due to current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Mandatory isolation in
force, majority of our staff is now working from home.
This situation will remain same at least till May 24th so far,
however it could be extended subject to current situation and Government
All our staff is monitoring incoming e-mails + phone calls 24/7, to make
sure that our service is no affected on this period.