Seafarers have been especially hard hit by the restrictions imposed by governments to limit the spread of Covid-19, with hundreds of thousands being stuck on vessels for many months longer than their normal rotation.
As part of an industry taskforce, we are working collaboratively to enable safe crew changes and for the priority vaccination of maritime personnel under the banner of #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers.
Certain countries and ports are now offering vaccines to seafarers. The ICMA keep a handy list over where seafarers can get vaccinated and how: https://ecs.page.link/6pEiP.
Nations not on the list - step up and do your part!
With the COVID-19 outbreak, nations and ports are imposing various restrictions on vessels and crew. To keep up with the situation and identify possibilities for crew change, look at COVID-19 Global Port Restrictions Map (wilhelmsen.com)