Charterers face criticism for blocking crew changes aboard dry bulkers

Intercargo has seen multiple examples of charterers blocking crew changes even though the seafarers are exhausted and have at sea for a long time.

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Several charterers allegedly refuse carrying out crew changes aboard dry bulk vessels even though the crews are fatigued and have been on board for a very long time.

According to industry association Intercargo, there are several examples of charterers refusing to carry out crew changes even though the owner of the ship has agreed to cover the costs.

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