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MSC urges solution to crew-change problem off China coast

MSC-owned panamax bulker Anastasia, which is on charter to a commercial operator, has been stuck since August, one of many caught in the middle of the trade spat. Coronavirus-related issues have exacerbated the situation to create a crew-change crisis

The company says repeated requests for crew on board to be relieved have yet to be implemented by the chartering parties which determine the ship’s movements. It adds that as the vessel operator, it cannot unilaterally order voyage deviations to enable crew changes

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