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Protocol for maritime crew members joining or signing off a vessel in Queensland

Source: Queensland Government

Original Date Posted: 10/30/2020


"This is the protocol for maritime crew approved by the Chief Health Officer referred to in the Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 6) and the Border restrictions Direction (No. 16) or their successors, unless otherwise revoked or amended. The Public Health Directions are made under s362B of the Public Health Act 2005.


The protocol applies to maritime crew who are required to operate or provide services to support the operation of a commercial vessel, research vessel or government vessel that is in Australian waters and is 50 metres or more in length; collectively referred to as a vessel. This protocol does not apply to cruise vessels, private vessels, super yachts or recreational vessels.


The protocol does not apply to vessels operated by the Australian Defence Force or Australian Border Force. Any persons, including maritime crew members, on these vessels will be subject to the requirements under the Border restrictions Direction or the Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction."


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