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Crewing Crisis

Despite being integral to global trade, seafarers have been among the worst affected by the travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many crews have been on board vessels for extended periods and concerns over safety and wellbeing continue to mount…



“Last time we went ashore was in February and after that the world went into lockdown”

“I’m just wanting to see my family”

“This crisis of seafarers not being able to go home and see their loved ones … is creating a lot of mental disturbance in the minds of seafarers”

"Seafarer Ron Aird tells of his long voyage to reach his ship"

“My humble request to organisers across the world is to make rules more friendly to make crew changes”

“We don’t want sympathy, we want recognition”

“We just want to get back home”