On Tuesday 327 companies and organisations publicly committed to the Neptune Declaration of Crew Change and Seafarer Welfare in a pledge to resolve the crisis that has left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded on vessels when their...
A brewing humanitarian crisis out at sea has prompted a call to action from over 300 companies and organisations to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
As Covid-19 border and travel restrictions decimated commercial aviation flight schedules some 77% of shipping businesses turned to charter flights for crew change, according to a survey by travel specialist ATPI Marine & Energy.
The Philippines temporary ban on international crew change has been extended to the end of January and now covers 35 countries with the addition of the UAE and Hungary.
With the mutation of the Covid-19 virus and a new wave of travel restrictions crewing specialist Danica warns that the height of the crew change crisis in spring 2020 could be repeated.