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IMPA is hosting examples of best practice and protocols during Covid-19 times


by IMPA - International Maritime Pilots’ Association - published on 26 March 2020 349 -

IMPA has published examples of best practice together with a letter from Capt. Simon Pelletier, President of IMPA. Please find PDFs below.
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