In this latest In Conversation episode of the Maritime Podcast Marcus Hand, Editor of Seatrade Maritime News talks with Mark O’Neil, President of Intermanager and President & CEO of Colombia Shipmanagement, the top issues facing the sector today.
The vaccination of seafarers is now a key focus for the shipping industry as it looks to a long term resolution of the crew change crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As world trade continues amidst the Covid-19 pandemic not only shipowners and seafarers need to be held accountable to international conventions, but also States need to honour their obligations as well.
Capt. Mohamed Al Ali, Senior Vice President of Ship Management at ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), has called for coordinated global action led by the IMO and governments to ensure regulated crew changes and wellbeing of seafarers.