Ship’s crew allowed ashore
CREWMEN from the log boat docked at Eastland Port were seen yesterday walking into the city and while it raised a few eyebrows, they were allowed to come ashore.
An Eastland Port spokeswoman said this morning that all ports in New Zealand have followed strict protocols for the management of ships crew under the current Covid-19 situation.
“Under Alert Level 2, ships' crews are allowed shore leave.
“Ships visiting have observed a 14 day quarantine period, at sea, while travelling to New Zealand,” she said.
“Additionally, all vessels are required to submit health declarations for all crew before they are granted permission to enter the port.”