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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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