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Fed up and exhausted. Bulker crew downs tools and is repatriated thanks to ITF

Some of the Contamines crew thank the ITF for support throughout their ordeal as they finally head home

PortandTerminal.com, August 19, 2020 Exhausted crew members of South Korean-owned bulk carrier repatriated after downing their tools | Crew had been on board as virtual “slaves” with expired contracts and approaching a year at sea PANAMA CITY – Seafarers on the South Korean-owned bulk carrier ‘Contamines’ stood up and refused to work further as their ship came into berth in …

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New Risk to Global Supply Chains Emerges as Weary Crews, Stuck Offshore, Halt Work

Map of Australia

Bloomberg, August 7, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A new risk to global supply chains is emerging as exhausted seafarers stuck offshore for months halt work, a breaking point caused by restrictions on crew changes amid coronavirus precautions. Three vessels are idled in Australia after crews who worked beyond their contracts demanded to be repatriated, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation. …

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200,000 Seafarers Fear There’s No Plan to Get Them Off Ships

Two seafarers. Life vests. Tanker.

BLOOMBERG, JULY 9, 2020 Thousands of workers remain stranded at sea amid border, port restrictions | Shippers risk halted operations if crew elect to stop working By K Oanh Ha, Krystal Chia, and Claire Jiao for Bloomberg – Like thousands of other seafarers, Karika Neethling wanted to get home as the coronavirus pandemic convulsed the cruise industry in March. Her anxiety grew more …

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If the 300,000 seafarers stuck at sea came from rich, white countries would there be a repatriation problem?

Crew members taking a break on a cargo ship

PortandTerminal.com, June 18, 2020 Let’s call it what it is. One of the reasons 300,000 seafarers languish at sea waiting to come home is racism plain and simple. HALIFAX, CANADA – Statistically, most of the people who work on cargo ships share three things in common. They’re not white, they come from poorer nations and they’re out of sight, tucked …

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Today’s Number: 200,000 – the number of exhausted seafarers stranded on the world’s seas

Crew member on container ship. Railing. China Shipping. Container

PortandTerminal.com, May 25, 2020 More than 200,000 seafarers are stranded on the world’s seas, and there is a risk of a “humanitarian crisis”, write several maritime industry associations. NEW YORK – More than 200,000 seafarers are stranded aboard ships around the world and are unable to disembark due to the current border closures and restrictions that many countries still maintain because of …

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