MAC Equity Maritime Services became the first port agent to organize a swab collection for PCR testing at the anchorage of Colombo port. We managed to organize a capable team who could climb the ship at anchorage during the monsoon season. The above arrangements were made with short notice after found the COVID infected signed-on crew from onboard the ship to facilitate the crew disembarkation at Colombo and handing over the ship to owners for further proceedings.
Crucial and important PCT sample collection was planned with the backup team to ensure the job will be completed within the planned time frame. The PCR was processed through an express channel to have the results within the shortest time to arrange embarkation and transportation to the airport in terms of board the planned flight.
MAC Equity executed the above operation with great care and excellent coordination with Government agencies such as the Quarantine department, Port health office, and Sri Lanka Navy. To this date, we have facilitated many other crew changing operations on the requests for our principals and agents.