BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 By Lars Erik Taraldsen for Bloomberg — Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg warned of a humanitarian and trade crisis if the roughly 800,000 seafarers stranded around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic aren’t offered similar protections and rights to other essential workers. Solberg is using her speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday …Read More »
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BLOOMBERG, JULY 10, 2020 The governments of 12 countries issued a joint statement pledging their commitment to help solve the current seafarer ‘crisis’ at an International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes hosted by the UK yesterday By K. Oanh Ha and Krystal Chia for Bloomberg — More than a dozen countries with crucial global shipping hubs agreed to ease …Read More »
Racism? If the 300,000 seafarers stuck at sea came from rich, white countries would there be a repatriation problem?
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 …Read More »