The COVID-19 pandemic has placed seafarers all over the world in precarious circumstances. Travel limitations mean some cannot leave their ships, be repatriated house, and on occasion even get urgent assistance that is medical. Other seafarers have observed their agreements unilaterally terminated or have already been quarantined on board vessels for over 2 weeks, without getting compensated.
Many seafarers, along with their partners and family relations, have reached off to IMO to share with you their issues about a number of difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Click on this link for the FAQ that is comprehensive on modifications and repatriation). Continue reading Supporting seafarers in the frontline of COVID-19