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Union Says Ship Crews Can Stop Work Despite Risk to Trade. They should.

Covid infected crew member being taken off cargo ship

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 17, 2020 Krystal Chia and Richard Weiss for Bloomberg News – The International Transport Workers’ Federation said it will now support ship crews’ rights to stop working, even if that comes at the cost of disrupting global trade. The change in messaging comes after it says governments took insufficient action to facilitate the repatriation of around 200,000 seafarers …

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The 300,000 seafarers stuck at sea will be ignored until they go on strike. Will they?

PortandTerminal.com, June 15, 2020 It’s now time for seafarers to go on strike to force governments to take immediate action and facilitate their swift repatriation. The time for talk alone is over. LONDON – There are presently 300,000 seafarers working at sea beyond their contractual agreement. Most have already extended their contracts. Some have been trapped on board their vessels …

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COVID19 is infecting cargo ships around the world. Expect it to get worse in July

Screen grab of cattle carrier ship

PortandTerminal.com, May 26, 2020 Cases of COVID19 are being detected on cargo ships around the world resulting in crews and vessels being put into quarantine. We predict that it may get much worse in July. FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA – Associated Press is reporting today that a coronavirus cluster was detected Tuesday on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast …

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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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