Offshore Group Calls for UK Quarantine Exemption

The U.K. Government earlier in the week unveiled a series of restrictions requiring a 14-day quarantine period for travelers entering the country.

Five industry associations – acting under the auspices of their Offshore Industry Group organization. On Thursday urged the govt to exempt all offshore energy sector workers. From the quarantine restrictions. Offshore Industry Group members include. The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) and International Support as well as the Vessel Owners Association (ISOA).

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In a written statement emailed to Rigzone, the Offshore Industry Group argued. That it’s won the support of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO). Secretary-general via its recommendations calling upon governments to acknowledge. Offshore energy sector workers as “key workers.” The group explained the “key worker” designation allows regular crew movements during mobilization and exempts such workers. From quarantine restrictions. A May 15 Rigzone article details the Offshore Industry Group’s efforts to win IMO backing.

“Despite assurances that international offshore, as well as energy sector workers, would be exempt. From the quarantine restrictions (introduced by the U.K. Government on June 8). The list of exemptions,” the Offshore Industry Group stated Thursday.

The group added that offshore workers perform a good sort of role critical to the daily activities needed to take care of global energy supplies.

The market has shrugged off a pledge by OPEC+ over the weekend to increase its output cuts, with sentiment souring in the week after U.S. inventories climbed to a record high and therefore the Federal Reserve System warned of longer-lasting damage to the economy by the pandemic. Oil has also been swept up in broader market losses triggered. By a surge in infections as well as the with prices heading back below $36 a barrel.

 

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