Coronavirus: Ship occupancy increases to 80% – All new measures for coastal shipping



The occupancy increases by 20% even in those that have cabins. How many people will be able to be in them and on what terms. The minimum decision of 1.5 meters is maintained. What are the fines?

To 80% from 60%, which was until today, the passenger protocol is increased to coastal ships and to 85% from 65% to ships with cabins.

Also, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained between the occupants in the effort to deal with the coronavirus .

As for the cabins of passengers and crews on board, up to four people can be present if they are first or second degree relatives, or people with disabilities after their escort.

With regard to high-speed hydrofoils with a passenger protocol of 50%, it can be increased to 80% only if they have HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters and, if certified, under the responsibility of the shipowner, the manager and the masters, as well as the government certification bodies, their installation and operation in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Also, with the care of the shipowner, the manager and the masters, a plan is prepared to cover the aircraft type seats for each ship. Passengers, masters and crew members are required, before boarding, during the voyage, as well as during the disembarkation of the passengers, to comply with the measures for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus cases on the passenger and passenger-vehicle ferries operating maritime cabotage, which are posted on the website of the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy (

For each violation of the provisions as well as the measures, an administrative fine of one hundred and fifty (150) euros shall be imposed, with a reasoned act by the competent authority, as the case may be: a) on the passengers, crew and crew members; and b) on the shipowner, the manager , masters and government certification bodies administrative fine of one thousand (1,000) euros.

The Minister of Shipping, Giannis Plakiotakis, has requested an explicit order to all the port authorities of the country to carry out additional controls on the coastal shipping, both during boarding and disembarking, as well as on ships.

It is noted that in case of violations of the protection measures for the coronavirus, the corresponding fines will be imposed.


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