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29 April 2020
Further to Circular 03/2020, the Shipping Deputy Ministry has issued Circular 05/2020 informing the registered owners, charterers, ship managers and representatives of Cyprus-flagged ships of the following circular letters issued by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO):
Following a request from the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, interim advice for ship operators was prepared by an ad hoc working group.
As per Circular 05/2020, all owners and managers of Cyprus-flagged ships are advised to take note and implement the measures contained in the latest IMO circular letters and the interim advice for ship operators prepared at the request of the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety. Copies of said IMO circular letters as well as the abovementioned interim advice are attached to Circular 05/2020, a copy of which may be found here.
For any technical issues in relation to the spread of COVID-19 requiring special permission from the Shipping Deputy Ministry, applications may be submitted to the ministry and they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.(1)
For further information on this topic please contact Costas Stamatiou or Vasileios Psyrras at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC by telephone (+357 25 110 110) or email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The Elias Neocleous & Co LLC website can be accessed at www.neo.law.
(1) For further details on the initial Circular 3/2020 as well as possible effects of COVID-19 on contractual relations please see "Coronavirus – possible effects on contracts and precautions for mariners".
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