As part of tightened controls during the coronavirus pandemic, the Ship Sanitation Certificate is now being demanded by maritime authorities for yachts in Spain and throughout EU waters.
Until recently, the requirement for yachts to carry a Ship Sanitation Control Certificate or Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate had been widely disregarded by Spanish authorities for vessels under 500gt . Last summer, this informal threshold was lowered to 400gt, though now inspectors are clamping down on all passenger ships, regardless of size.
Introduced through Article 39 of the WHO’s International Health Regulations 2005, the regulations brought in common sanitation standards to certify that a vessel is free of sources of contagion and chemical and radiological agents. Valid for a maximum of six months, the SSCC or SSCEC must be logged on the EU SHIPSAN ACT Information System for all types of ships sailing in the European Union.
As licensed consignees ESTELA Shipping can obtain your SSCC/SSCEC from Spanish health authorities, upon completion of the requisite inspection and documentation. Should you be planning to navigate in international waters, please note that legionella sampling requires 14 days for results, so you should allow sufficient time before departure.
The checklist of documentation includes: Previous SSCEC; ISPP; IOPP; IAPP; garbage record; water analysis; water treatment; cleaning register for fresh water; medical chest certificate; sharps and needles box; medical certs; drugs register; medical log; MHD; cleaning plans for cabins, bathrooms, galley, ice makers, pools; refrigeration temp logs.
If visiting Spain from elsewhere this season, we can process your application during your stay. For more information or to obtain your Ship Sanitation Certificate, please contact us email@example.com
See below examples of documentation required to obtain a SSCEC