Russia-Ukraine tensions worsen crewing shortage
Employers fear a repeat of 2014 when Western sanctions on Russia for invading Crimea made it hard to pay, employ or repatriate crews
The Russia-Ukraine tensions are worsening an already severe labour shortage, according to the International Maritime Employers’ Council. Coronavirus outbreaks in the Philippines and India, and draconian travel curbs by China have made hiring seafarers harder: ‘the last thing you need is a war in Ukraine’
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