INTERTANKO has developed an Outbreak Management Plan (OMP) for use in conjunction with the ICS Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers. The ICS guide in Section 4 recommends that ships should develop an OMP and this guide provides such details.
The INTERTANKO OMP provides guidance on the preparations to be taken prior to entering port, embarking of on boarders such as pilots and armed guards, and what to do when in port. A section is also devoted to the procedures to be adopted during cargo operations and whilst in repair yards and dry docks.
Specific guidance is given for off-signing crew and how to manage a suspected outbreak, including the plans required for how to handle the person and dispose of the medical waste.