Otago Daily Times

What rules are there for ship crews?

- Ship Building · Industries

Un­der our cur­rent re­stric­tions, no­one aboard a ship dock­ing at its first port of call in New Zealand can step ashore un­til they meet the re­quire­ments for the length of stay they had at sea.

The one ex­cep­tion is for crew head­ing home: if they have per­mis­sion, they can leave the ship but must go di­rect to the air­port, as there is es­sen­tially no shore leave al­lowed.

‘‘The other risk is when port work­ers go on the ship to load, re­sup­ply the gal­ley, in­spect the ship, or what­ever work it might be,’’ Phil Shoemack, med­i­cal of­fi­cer of health for Bay of Plenty­based Toi Te Ora Pub­lic Health, said.

‘‘The re­quire­ment for those

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