What it’s like to be a seafarer during COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put seafarers around the world in precarious situations. As of July 2021, It is estimated that 250,000 seafarers are currently stranded on ships beyond the end of their original contracts and unable to be repatriated, due to COVID-related travel restrictions. A similar number of seafarers are stuck at home, unable to join ships and provide for their families.

Click here for IMO’s comprehensive FAQ on crew changes and repatriation. Seafarers and their relatives can...


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