In view of the ongoing developing situation and different communications and instructions being issued by Sanitary Authorities of the Argentine Government we have chosen to send a consolidated daily report at the closing of working hours with an update of the day’s news.
-The COMPULSORY NATIONAL QUARANTINE declared by the National Government until March 31st will most surely be extended until mid-April.
-Vessel’s arriving from the “declared countries” are to be considered liable to the 14 day quarantine period. The list remains without additions in the last week.
-National Holidays: March 30th is declared “Administrative Leave” for Government employees. March 31st is National Holiday. April 09th and 10th for Easter.
-Upriver: mt CLEAROCEAN MELODY, was temporarily detained for quarantine due to a crewmember being detected with fever when screened by Sanitary Authorities at Arroyo Seco on March 24th. Covid19 test was performed with negative result. The vessel was cleared and is now berthed at Dreyfus Liquid berth loading. Other berths are loading normally. Some unions part of the port activities are looking for reassurances to protect them from possible infection. Negotiations are ongoing.
-Necochea and Bahia Blanca: Grain surveyor’s union URGARA is only working “straight time” at both ports. Therefore on Holidays and after 1900 until 0700 hrs next day they will not attend loading operations on grain shipments. Other requirements remain unchanged and vessels need 14 days quarantine, which is to be counted from the day of departure from last port.
Will keep you posted.
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.
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