15 Dec 2020

Customs asking ship crews for Covid-19 protocol proof

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 15 December 2020

Customs is asking that the crew of overseas vessels arriving at Port Taranaki carry evidence they have completed Covid-19 protocols and have health authority permission when they take shore leave.

The move follows incidents in New Plymouth where the crew of the Hong Kong registered Yangtze Flourish were confronted by port staff and reported to police while out shopping.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.