Technical Circular No: 41/2020

Subject: Oman Maritime Circular No. 04/2020 and Circular No. 06/2020 on COVID-19 outbreak – Relaxation measures for ship’s statutory certificates

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  1. The Maritime Administration of Oman vide attached Maritime Circular No. 04/2020 & Circular No. 06/2020 has adopted following relaxation measures with respect to the ship and seafarers documents as an exceptional measures in view of outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

    a. The validity of following seafarers documents issued by the Administration or under the authority of the Administration, that has expired or will expire in coming months are extended until 30th June 2020:

    1. Certificate of Competency;

    2. Certificate of Proficiency;

    3. Seafarer’s Medical Fitness Certificate;

    4. Recognition Endorsement;

    5. Recognition Documents (For service in Domestic Voyages); and

    6. Seafarer’s Identification Document.

    b. If the validity of a ship’s statutory certificates has expired or is due to expire before 30 June 2020 and it is not possible to carry out survey or inspection of the ship due to limitations related to COVID-19, ship owner to apply to the relevant Recognized Organization, who have been authorized to extend the validity of statutory certificates, terms of scheduled surveys and/or inspections, for up to three (3) months without any additional approval of the Administration.

  2. Ship owners/ operators and masters of Oman flagged ships are advised to be guided by above.


  1. IMO Circular Letter No. 4239 containing Oman Maritime Circular No. 04/2020

  2. Oman Maritime Circular No. 06/2020, dated 31 March 2020.


This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.

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