Funds were allocated during 2020 for Covid tests for employees, observation facilities for ship crews, providing face masks, medical gloves, protective equipment, disinfectants, thermometers and air disinfection, as well as disinfection of vessels and processing facilities.
‘In March 2020, the company developed a set of hygiene measures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to protect its employees,’ said the Russian Crab Company’s general director Alexander Sapozhnikov.
‘Strict compliance with rules and recommendations supported us in preventing outbreaks on board the company’s vessels and in our offices.’
He noted that the company also strictly fulfils the anti-Covid recommendations received from importing countries. Crews carry out Covid-19 tests when entering international ports, containers and product packaging are disinfected, and crews are provided with all the necessary protective equipment.
As a part of anti-pandemic programme, the company allocated an additional 6.90 million rubles for charitable donations. This included the purchase of medicines for the hospital in Vladivostok, converted to the treatment of coronavirus patients, and a supply of canned food to elderly people who self-isolating.
In 2021, the Russian Crab continues to work in compliance with Covid-19 prevention measures and plans to provide the necessary support in obtaining vaccinations for shore-based staff and crews.