Whitstable Harbour helps seafarers get their jabs

Whitstable Harbour helps seafarers get their jabs

Whitstable Harbour will be playing a role in the country's ongoing vaccination programme this weekend.

Only a few UK port authorities provide access for visiting seafarers to Covid 19 vaccination centres, and Whitstable will be added to the list of ports supporting this initiative.

This Sunday morning at 1am, the ship Neptune will divert from her schedule to berth at Whitstable Harbour. Arrangements have been made to bring the ship's crew ashore and take them to Estuary View Medical Centre where they will receive their vaccinations. Once back on board, in the afternoon, the ship will depart to resume her schedule.

As a gesture of support for these seafarers, all harbour charges and fees for this visit will be waived.

Chairman of the Whitstable Harbour Board, Cllr Neil Baker, said: "Whitstable may be a small harbour but we are big when it comes to our compassion and are doing what we can to play a part in the global fight against Covid.

"It's great that we are able to help the Neptune crew, who are constantly moving from port to port, receive their vaccinations."

Published: 9 July 2021

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