IMO’s Round Table Meeting Discusses Regional Crew Change & Repatriation

The concept of “hub” ports to receive, quarantine, test for COVID-19 and potentially vaccinate seafarers in the Pacific region was explored at a recent roundtable meeting (25 February) involving representatives from States in the region, UN agencies, the shipping industry, the relevant trade unionorganization and the Pacific Islands Forum, says an article published in IMO.

Crew change crisis

Seafarers from Pacific island States have faced circuitous and lengthy journeys to return homewhen this...

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