Singapore halts crew changes for seafarers with recent travel to India
‘India being the third-largest supplier of officers to the world merchant fleet, this will have a huge impact on the relief of the seafarers on board the vessels’ — Thome Marine’s chief human resources officer Simon Frank
Shipping companies will face immediate delays in crew changes and the resulting financial costs, while the situation could worsen with more countries expected to follow Singapore’s suit, according to industry experts. They also warned of mental fatigue, frustration and depression to be experienced by the crew on board
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