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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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150,000 seafarers in need of crew change on May 15th. #BringHomeSailors

People holding handwritten letters that spell out #bring home sailors

PortandTerminal.com, May 4, 2020 Families of the 150k seafarers who need a crew change by May 15th have launched a movement, #BringHomeSailors, to bring awareness to their plight NEW DELHI, INDIA – Around 150,000 seafarers remain trapped at sea, on containerships and other cargo vessels, by coronavirus travel restrictions – a threat to supply chains, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) …

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