Spica Vietnam


2 Phung Khac Khoan St
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Phone: (84) 28-3823 2527
Fax: (84) 28-3823 2530
Email: claims@spica.com.vn

After Office Hours Contact:

Eske Munk
(84) 93 188 7196

Le Ha Binh
(84) 903-831 442

Nguyen Ngoc Hien
(84) 903 601 876

Nguyen Duc Tam
(84) 906 614 916

CORONA Virus – updated  26 March.

The maritime authorities of Vietnam have imposed a quarantine period of 14 days that apply to ships that have called a “Coronavirus epidemic area”. In addition to China we now understand this to formally also include Korea, Iran and Italy. Authorities request to see a list of the last ten ports called.

We understand the quarantine period starts from the time the vessel arrives at the port of destination in Vietnam. All vessels, irrespective of where their last call was, are now subject to increased sanitary checks and submission of health declaration when they enter Vietnamese ports. Strict control is being applied on crews, permission not granted for crew change, disembarkation and embarkation.

This is a fast-developing situation and we strongly recommend that ships due to call Vietnam should liaise very closely with their agents as the agents will have the most recent information about measures implemented and the enforcement of same.

Spica Services in HCMC has been in operation for 22 years.

Eske Munk is the Chief Representative of Spica Services Vietnam. Following time at sea, Eske qualified as a lawyer and joined an International Group P&I Club. He now has 10 years of P+I, FD&D and Charterers Liability claims handling experience.

In the office Spica HCMC is served further by Mr Le Ha Binh, a senior Claims Executive of 19 years’ experience. Binh has a degree from the Vietnam Maritime University in Engineering. Tam Nguyen Duc has been with Spica HCMC for 2 years, previously working at sea up to 3rd Officer. He then worked with PICO (marine) surveyors following which he worked for Baoviet Tokyo Marine Insurance as a claims executive. Tam is currently engaged in further academic development with the ANZIIF. Nguyen Ngoc Hien has been with Spica HCMC 2 years, prior to which he worked for VietIn Bank Insurance as a claims executive dealing specifically with Maritime incidents. Earlier in his career he served as a marine surveyor with a leading local survey company. Lynn Phan TP is a qualified accountant and divides her time dealing with Personal Injury claims, advising on Labour Code issues and assessing audited financial statements submitted as part of business interruption claims. Tran Nguyen Hoang Nam is a junior member of staff ably handling container issues.

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