Crew Change

Say Yes To Crew Change In UAE

Port Restrictions

Crew Change In UAE Ports- Fujairah | Mina Saqr | Sharjah | Dubai

Port Restrictions

Yes, Crew Changes in UAE Ports (Fujairah, Mina Saqr, Sharjah-Khalid Poer, Hamriyah Port, Dubai Port) have commenced with minimal restrictions, and JW Marine is one of the first Shipping Agencies to conduct crew changes in UAE with record numbers.

The rules & regulations are as follows:

All ports must ensure any ship that visited Chinese Ports in the last thirty days (and at least 3 days before reaching the first port of call in the UAE) must provide a statement by the Master that crew members onboard are free from any symptoms that include high fever, sore throat, persistent coughing and breathing difficulties and other symptoms that may indicate infection with the new Coronavirus. We, JW Marine, have received notification from Authorities that vessels arriving from Iran will not be permitted to enter any UAE ports if the new Coronavirus is suspected on the crew onboard, the port should inform the FTA before allowing the ship to enter the port and wait for further instructions. The circular is valid for 2 months from the date of issue. Please refer to Federal Transport Authority (FTA) recommendations.

  • Master to make an ISPS declaration prior to arrival;
  • Master to provide 72-hour health notification as per NTM’s 6 of 2020;
  • Agents to ensure medical checks have been arranged for the crew on arrival at port
  • Cruise ship operations are suspended until further notice in UAE Ports

Port Closures & Delays

Port Closures: No

Delays: Yes

Rebates & Tariff Changes

Tariff Changes: No

Rebates Available: No

Entire UAE is now open for crew changes.

Crew Change In UAE Waters

We are standing by to support you in crew changes in Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Dubai & Fujairah. At JW Marine, we are extremely pleased to share with you the official circular No. (12) 2020 – Adopting the Protocol of resuming UAE Maritime activities with safety measures and the crew changes in UAE ports and Waters & the UAE Maritime Return to Work Safety Protocol (which please read carefully).
This effectively means that the entire UAE is now open for crew changes.

Fujairah Port

Please see below linked official notification as received from the harbour Master of Port of Fujairah.


Please find attached official NTM no. 22 or 2020 pertaining to RAK ports opening up for crew changes.


Khorfakkan Port

We are advised that Sharjah ports are also now open for crew changes (this includes Khor Fakkan).

Dubai Port

Dubai Port – Mainly DMC is open to crew change at Anchorage.

We Offer Crew Change & Husbandry Services


JW Marine Services are available at the following Port.

Our Numbers During Covid


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