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Dorian has examined the possibility of vaccinating its own seafarers

When the crew change crisis peaked, more than half of Dorian's seafarers had been at sea longer than their contracts allowed. CEO John Hadjipateras now hopes seafarers can be granted priority when vaccines are rolled out, and Dorian has also tried to secure vaccines for employees on its own.

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One year after the outbreak of coronavirus escalated into a global pandemic, both shipping companies and seafarers are still fighting the consequences of the outbreak, under which particularly crew changes have become difficult.

The global outbreak has made it close to impossible for seafarers to sign off vessels and they are therefore stranded at sea way beyond what their contracts originally allowed.

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