“In respect of the present pandemic scenario, we can say that our shipyard is operating almost at the same level as before Covid-19, except for some contingency measures and a minor reduction in activity,” says Luis Braga, Commercial Director at Lisnave.

“We are presently working on seven vessels, and we have zero COVID-19 positive cases in our shipyard so far,” he explains.

“Vessels are still allowed to come, and the decision of quarantine (if necessary) is taken by the local health authorities. In the case that quarantine is necessary, the 14 days will start, counting from the last port before Portugal.

“Superintendents and Service engineers are permitted, subject to a heath authority evaluation,” explains Braga. “They carry out a risk assessment and decide if a 14 day quarantine is required before entering Portugal (depending on where the person has come from). In the case of a quarantine requirement, it can be done in a hotel close to the shipyard. Portugal is not under lockdown.”

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