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Crew Change: “It’s just a matter of time before something disastrous happens”

Ship crew on bridge of vessel

REUTERS, JANUARY 13, 2021 LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A group of leading investors on Wednesday called for an end to a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19, warning that the situation was creating bigger risks every day. About 90% of world trade is transported by sea, and coronavirus restrictions …

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Fidelity Calls for Urgent Action to Help Stranded Seafarers

Cluster of cargo ships at sea

BLOOMBERG, DECEMBER 10, 2020 ‘It’s clear this is no longer’ just a shipping-industry crisis | The London-based money manager plans to send letter to the UN By Alastair Marsh for Bloomberg – Fidelity International is calling for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis and supply-chain risks caused by the more than 400,000 seafarers who are stranded aboard vessels and a …

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Bezos Targeted by Shipping Groups to Save Stranded Seafarers

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 Shipping associations write open letter to Amazon.com founder | Group says more than 400,000 seafarers are still stuck at sea By Aaron Clark for Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos is being targeted by shipping groups to support some 400,000 seafarers stuck on merchant vessels because of port and border restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19. …

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Relief: China opens 10 ports to crew changes

Ship crew back to camera looking to shore

PortandTerminal.com, October 13, 2020 BEIJING – Ten Chinese ports will resume foreign crew change operations with certain requirements in place, taking into account the current COVID-19 situation. According to China’s Ministry of Transport, Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Haikou have been opened up for foreign ship crew changes. The owner or the manager of the ships …

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Why Is It More Expensive To Operate Ships During COVID?

Ship crew desecending stairway. Netting.

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 2, 2020 Crew costs rise 10% amid port restrictions, cancelled flights | 400,000 workers are stranded on ships past their contracts By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — Shipowners are facing rising labor costs as widespread Covid-related restrictions limit movement of seafarers and make crew swaps more expensive. Because relieving and replacing ship workers has become so difficult during the …

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Violent knife murder on board MSC container ship

PortandTerminal.com, September 29, 2020 The felony offence charged in the indictment carries a statutory maximum sentence of death or life in federal prison. LOS ANGELES – Was it the pressure of being trapped on board a container ship for month after month that caused one crew member on an MSC container ship to murder a colleague? We don’t yet know. …

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Norway Warns of the Forgotten Victims of Covid – Seafarers

Norway's leader addressing UN conference by video

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 …

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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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