Seafarers are not immune to infectious diseases at home, abroad, on board ship or on shore leave.  These diseases can be costly in injury and death claims to our Members. We recommend that Members review this information and contact the Managers for any further guidance and information.

Charter Party & Other Contractual Considerations

Your Managers have prepared two documents for Members when considering charter parties and relevant contracts if trading to Ebola afflicted nations: The Ebola Virus: Charter Party and Other Contractual Considerations and Ebola Virus Disease: Shipping Contractual Guidance from the Baltic and International Marine Council (BIMCO).

In addition, BIMCO has recently issued the BIMCO Infectious or Contagious Diseases Clause for Voyage and Time Charter Parties referenced as per Club Circular No. 17/15. Because each case will depend on its facts, it is recommended that Members consult with the Managers not only to coordinate their efforts, obtain advice and take appropriate measures to best protect their interests, but also to stay abreast of all new and significant developments in regard to Ebola specifically, and other infectious and contagious diseases in general.


  Ebola Virus Disease

  Malaria

  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

  Plague

  Zika Virus