Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Suspends Operations

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 18, 2020

(Photo: FSG)

(Photo: FSG)

German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) announced Wednesday it has suspended operations, following the recommendations of the German government to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Alex Gregg-Smith, Managing Director of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, said, "We are taking these measures to provide the best possible protection for the people working at our shipyard. It is our aim to restart once the acute coronavirus threat has ended and to get operations back up and running again as quickly as possible. By taking this action now we believe that the interests of all parties are best protected".

FSG said all operations and production will be temporarily suspended from March 19, as FSG and its subcontractors, suppliers as well as shipping company representatives at the yard have been directly affected by moves by many countries to close their borders and recall their citizens from abroad amid the developing coronavirus pandemic.

The shipbuilder said it has submitted an application to the Federal Employment Agency extension of short-time work.

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