IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS COVID 19
We all face the difficult challenge of responding the coronavirus COVID 19 with sense of responsibility.
Our aim is to offer you the best service taking care always about the client´s safety. For that reason we would like to share with you some actions that we are taking and we would like to thank you in advance for trusting our services for your future travels.
Below is an update on what we are doing, to prioritize our clients safety and provide with more flexibility
- Our boat is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to minimize the potential risk of virus transmission.
- Our staff is working to ensure they meet the guidance of public health officials.
- You will be provide with the protocol and guidelines for protection during your trip.
- Also, we offer you revised policy regarding payments and rescheduling of charters (see **special payment conditions cancellation policy for COVID)
Guidelines in case of a suspected case of COVID-19 on board
The person should be instructed to wear a medical mask and isolated in a predefined isolation cabin with the door closed. Following International Health Regulations, the captain must immediately inform the port health authority at the next port of call about any suspected case of COVID-19. It is important to disembark suspected cases as soon as possible in cooperation with the health authorities at the port, to prevent the endangerment of others. During the disembarkation process, every effort should be made to minimize the exposure of other persons and environmental contamination.
The most common symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and do not feel unwell while others become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. So far, the majority who have become seriously ill from the disease have been old or have had underlying conditions that make them susceptible to the disease. Examples of factors that increase the risk of severe disease are high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes.
If it is determined that there is a suspected case of COVID-19 onboard, isolate the patient immediately, in a predefined isolation cabin, room with the door closed and:
⦁ Instruct the patient to wear a medical mask, follow respiratory etiquette and regularly wash hands with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand rub.
⦁ Make sure all persons entering the isolation room wear personal protection equipment, such as gloves and medical masks and wash their hands immediately after leaving the patient’s room.
⦁ Limit the number of persons entering the isolation room and maintain an entry log.
⦁ Regularly clean and disinfect medical facilities and cabins occupied by the patient and maintain a high level of cleanliness onboard the ship.
⦁ Handle laundry, food service utensils and waste from the patient and identified close contacts as if infectious.
⦁ Limit the movement and transport of the patient from the isolation room for essential purposes only. If transport is necessary, the patient should wear a medical mask and any surfaces touched by the patient should be cleaned and disinfected.
After a suspected case has been identified, all persons on board should be assessed for their risk of exposure. Anyone who has been in close contact (this means those who have stayed in the same cabin, participated in a common activity or dined together) is considered to have had a high risk of exposure and must be separated from others on board as soon as possible.
The port health authority will conduct a risk assessment and all contacts of the suspect case should be identified and follow the instructions of the public health authorities, until the laboratory results of the suspect case are available.
The following protocol schematic will be available on the boat at all times: