Since the start of the pandemic, Thome Group have been actively implementing stringent measures to ensure the wellbeing of its people. We adjusted the crew changeovers protocols when it became apparent that global travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic would seriously disrupt normal crew changeover procedures.
Seafarers were regularly provided information regarding the virus and all the precautions required to take when traveling to/from a vessel.
Information was provided to the fleet on Thome’s mandatory quarantine requirements, including implementation and enforcement, which would vary from country to country.
Thome Group also issued instructions to port agents on subjects such as crew transportation, hotel accommodation, quarantine and COVID-19 testing.
The Thome Group signed up to the Neptune declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change which recognizes that stakeholders from across all sectors of the maritime industry have a shared responsibility to ensure that the current crew change crisis is resolved as quickly as possible.
Thome Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Simon Frank, shared the Company’s latest measures in ensuring the safety of its seafarers amid the ongoing challenges of crew changes, as well as the continuous campaigns of the Group based on strategic planning.
This was done during a virtual discussion entitled; “Thriving Shipping Business Through the Human Element” at the Sea Asia Virtual Preview on April 21, 2021.
We would like to thank the organizers of Sea Asia and Singapore Maritime Technology Conference 2021 for inviting us to participate.