COVID-19 UPDATE

Harbor Towing & Fleeting
COVID-19 Response

The health and well-being of our employees and their families are Harbor Towing and Fleeting’s (HTF) top priority. Effective immediately and until state and/or federal health officials declare the COVID-19 threat has passed the following measures are in effect:

  • Temperatures of HTF shore and vessel personnel are to be taken prior to or immediately upon entering all HTF facilities on crew change days and other times when an employee is ashore for a period of 24hours or more. Temperatures of each visitor entering a HTF facility shall be taken prior to or immediately upon entering. These temperatures are to be logged. Any person with a temperature of 100.4° or more is to be denied entry.

  • Any crewmember who develops a temperature of 100.4° while aboard shall be transported ashore as soon as possible and the vessel shall be temporarily suspended from operations until the vessel is cleaned. The requirements outlined in USCG MSIB 06-20 Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death shall be followed.

  • TWIC cards or other government ID presented by visitors for entry shall be held ONLY by the card’s owner and presented to HTF personnel for a visual inspection – Do Not Touch other people’s TWIC cards.

  • Entries into visitor logs are to be conducted by the dispatcher on watch and the deckhand on watch.
  • Visitors other than vendors who are pre-approved for entry are prohibited at all HTF facilities.

  • HTF personnel shall wear disposable nitrile gloves at all times when taking delivery of items at Star Fleet and aboard a HTF vessel.

  • HTF shoreside personnel including HTF senior management shall suspend vessel visits unless an emergency arises.

  • HTF shoreside personnel working at Star Fleet shall suspend visits to the Corporate office unless an emergency arises. Cards and Fleet logs shall be scanned and transmitted electronically.

  • HTF management shall suspend visits to Star Fleet unless an emergency arises.

  • HTF vessel personnel shall directly board and remain aboard their assigned vessel unless an emergency arises. Vessel logs shall be scanned and electronically transmitted to the Corporate office.

  • Vendors shall be escorted by the Port Captain or the Assistant Port Capt directly to and directly from the area in which the vendor’s services are needed. Interaction between the vendor and other crew shall be limited on an “a need to interact” basis.

  • Surfaces that are shared by employees such as surfaces in the galley, in the heads, in the bunkrooms, office equipment, wheelhouse controls, rails, hatch and door handles, etc are to be cleaned with antiseptic wipes immediately prior to that surface being used by another employee. If in doubt, wipe it.

Todd G. Clower Signature

Feel free to call us at 504-834-8482 with any questions or concerns in this difficult time.