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V.Ships: Coronavirus outbreak has shut down more than 80 percent of Asia's ports

More than three fourths of the Asian ports are currently de facto closed for crew changes, says Franck Kayser, CEO of one of the world's largest ship management companies, V.Ships. Seafarers have been sailing for 16 months, are not able to see doctors and are forced to pull teeth out on each other, he says.

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The surge of coronavirus in Asia means that 80 percent of the ports in the region are now in effect closed down for crew changes, CEO Ship Mangament at V.Ships, Franck Kayser, tells ShippingWatch.

Or more specifically, the many restrictions, faked health declarations or slowness are making it impossible for the company to change crews.

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