SOLIS MARINE CONSULTANTS – OPEN FOR BUSINESS
A message from the Solis Marine Founding Partners
As circumstances are changing so rapidly around the world and not least for the whole of the maritime industry, we are taking this opportunity to update you on how we are responding to the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we plan to continue to provide the best possible service at this difficult time.
We are following the latest health authority and government advice in all the territories where we operate and reviewing our contingency plans daily to ensure our experts and teams are fully supporting our clients as expected.
For the safety of our staff and clients, our people are now working from home, but other than that, it is business as usual. Details of regional availability can be found below.
We have taken extra measures to safeguard and maintain our level of services and have the same dedicated teams in place in the UK, Europe and Asia available to handle your calls and cases.
In the meantime, we would like to wish you and your families well.
Ros Blazejczyk & John Simpson
UK & EUROPE
We have mariners, naval architects and engineers based at home in all parts of the UK including London, the South East, South West, North East and East of England, Scotland and the North West of Wales.
In Europe, our Rotterdam base is managed by our Fire and Chemicals specialist Sander Loef and remains fully operational as normal.
For the UK please contact Captain Richard Meikle.
For Fire and Chemicals and Rotterdam please contact Sander Loef.
At present, we are able to cover the PSA terminals and anchorages in Singapore as usual. We have not seen anything that restricts movement within Singapore. Shipyards may have imposed tighter measures but it is possible that PSA passes will be issued on a case by case basis. However, the causeways to Johor are now closed.
Travel to Asian countries is problematic at present as there is a 14-day quarantine period for all travellers returning to Singapore from Asian countries.
For all enquiries, please contact Captain Sjoerd Blomsma.
We are aware of vessels in China requiring ISM and ISPS surveys so they do not encounter any issues in their coming voyages. We are well placed to be able to arrange experienced surveyors in Shanghai and Zhejiang province just to the south of Shanghai where all the islands of Zhoushan are located, Ningbo being the main land based port.
We also have experienced people in Shandong province in which Qingdao is located along with many other ports such as Rhizo, Yantai, Weihai. We also continue to cover Fujian province, Fuzhou and Xiamen ports.
We are now branching out and have agreements in place with surveyors with ISM and ISPS accreditation in Indonesia who can cover the main Indonesian ports.
With regards to travel in China, we are able to travel freely within our own province and adults can travel freely between provinces, except Hubei province. However, if you have a school aged child at home then on return to your own province you must remain out of your home for 14 days to ensure the continued free movement of your child. If you do return home, then all your family has to self-isolate for 14 days. Most/all of our surveyors have school aged children and, as we are working from home, we have agreed to stay within our own provinces for the time being.
We also have contacts with other surveyors in the other coastline provinces which we can deploy on a case by case basis.
For all enquiries please contact Captain Roland Orange.
We have Captain Ken Ellam presently located in Cape Town where he is able to cover ports in South Africa and Namibia.
For all enquiries, please contact Captain Ken Ellam.
Our 24 hour emergency contact numbers can be found on the home page of our website.
Solis Marine – Business As Usual