Namdock has resumed full operations with effect from Tuesday 5 May 2020, in accordance with the inception of stage 2 of the lockdown, which has seen the partial easing of restrictive measures thanks to the recent flattening of the infection curve. Namdock’s repair and maintenance yard activities are therefore fully operational. All facilities and staff members are adhering to the prescribed COVID-19 safety and sanitisation regulations, including working in shifts and observing strict social distancing, regular temperature readings, handwashing, and wearing of face masks, gloves and other prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE).
The company has undertaken extensive research into recommended Covid-19 mitigation measures, and is thereby taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our valued clients, employees, and service providers - as well as our local Walvis Bay community - during this pandemic. As such, we are following all recommendations and protocols as directed by the Namibian Government as well as the Namibian Port Authority (Namport). We have to this end also implemented a comprehensive Covid-19 response plan, in accordance with recommendations by the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services and the World Health Organisation.
Notwithstanding operating at full capacity, in line with Namport’s directive, foreign-flagged vessels will still be required to stay at anchorage for a minimum period of 2 weeks before entering the main port or docking for repairs. In some instances, the two week waiting period may be reduced, taking into account the vessel’s time spent at sea after leaving the last port of call.
Namdock would like to reiterate our support of the Namibian government’s recommended precautionary measures wholeheartedly; as well as the fact that we are committed to playing our part as responsible citizens in the fight against COVID-19.
Any queries with regards to the above COVID-19 lockdown procedures and how they may affect our clients may be directed to:
Mobile Number: +264 (0) 81 122 0272