|We would like to assure our valued local and international clients that Namdock is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our clients, employees, support service providers - as well as the local Walvis Bay community - during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we adhere to all precautions and prescribed protocols as directed by the Namibian Government as well as the Namibian Port Authority (Namport). In light hereof, we have 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. |
PLEASE NOTE: Two key factors that will affect our valued clients include the 21 day national shutdown from 27 March 2020 until 17 April 2020; as well as the mandatory 2 week anchorage period for foreign-flagged vessels required by Namport, the details of which are as follows:
On 17 March 2020, the Namibian Government declared a state of emergency and responded with urgent measures, stipulating a 21 day national lockdown with effect from 27 March until 17 April 2020 to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. During this time, Namdock’s repair and maintenance yard activities will be suspended. We will update our clientss as we receive clarity, guidance and instructions from our government. Namport has also instituted a directive requiring foreign-flagged vessels 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.
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