Report form for crew changes during the COVID-19 pandemic

ICS is collecting information on the ability of ships to conduct crew changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This is to support efforts by ICS to encourage Governments to implement the IMO Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes and Travel During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14 of 5 May 2020) and facilitate crew changes throughout the pandemic in as many ports as possible.

Please fill in the Crew Change Report Form – it only takes one minute to complete and is entirely anonymous. 

Shipping companies or Masters are requested to complete the form for every successful or unsuccessful crew change, completing a separate survey for every attempted crew change.

To help prepare the necessary information before starting the report form, please note that it only asks for the following:

  • date of crew change
  • country and name of port/terminal
  • if the crew change was successful or unsuccessful
  • the type of crew change and nationalities permitted and
  • whether the crew change involved the use of a local airport

There is also the option to provide any additional information (e.g. about the numbers of crew or nationalities involved or any visa problems encountered).

Thank you for filling in this the form – your help assistance is much appreciated by ICS. Please return to complete the Crew Change Report Form again to report any further crew changes conducted during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.



  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • 38 St Mary Axe, London
  • EC3A 8BH