Shipping Companies must have COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan as per IMO!
IMO with the Circular Letter No.4221//18 March 2020 has mentioned that shipping companies must proceed to all necessary actions which ensure that relevant Management Plans (click here for more details for the relevant Oubreak Management Plan) to prevent and control COVID-19 are onboard vessels.

Such a management plan should include an on-board quarantine plan and provide guidance on the establishment of COVID-19 prevention and control task force, with the vessel's Master acting as the team leader of the said task force.

This Vessels Task Force will be responsible for all detailed measures and their implementation and verifies that every minor and major risk onboard vessel has eliminated for the contagion of Coronavirus(COVID-19).