Master of the capesize bulk carrier “Genco Tiger” Capt.Denys Levytsky AFNI being employed in period from November 2019 till the end of July 2020.
Crew of Genco Tiger have been delayed in Signoff due to COVID19 Pandemic. Crewchange were beyond of Owner/Managers control due to restrictions imposed by the Governments of the countries were ship being operated, such as Brazil, India,China, Singapore.
Finally Owner/Managers find some way to get crew back to their families by dealing with lot of external bodies and deviate vessel to HK for crew change purpose.
During Pandemic Master as a member of Nautical Institute has used information provided by messages from Nautical Institute CEO Captain John Lloyd regarding COVID-19. Own Company(Anglo Eastern Ship Management) also supplied vessel with all required COVID19 PPE and Safety procedures/instructions related to COVID19 Pandemic protections.
Vladimir Torskiy,FNI Honorary Secretary of the NI Ukrainian branch