3PB’s David Richards and Dr Tagbo Ilozue review Covid-19 and the regulation of cruise ships and UK ports

David Richards, head of the marine group at 3PB and pupil barrister Dr Tagbo Ilozue have reviewed national and international maritime responses to the Covid 19 crisis, looking in particular at the UK regulatory framework that may be used to police responses to the coronavirus beyond the current lockdown.

The two maritime barristers and co-authors suggest that shipowners and employers of seafarers are best advised to take account of the special features of coronavirus and the implications this has for the scope of their legal responsibilities, as they incorporate the lessons from the past and the guidance from all available sources to develop the necessary processes to continue to tackle the effects of pandemic within the particular circumstances of life on board ship.

To read their article "RESPONDING TO COVID-19 : THE MARITIME PERSPECTIVE IN THE UK” can be read by clicking here.

If you wish to discuss this issue with either of the authors, or to instruct them on any matter, please contact Chris Mitchell on chris.mitchell@3pb.co.uk.