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Shipmanagement company urges seafarers to stay home

According to German shipmanagement company Danica, crew changes should be suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus. This goes against what others in the industry have said as well as the efforts already in the works by international shipping association ICS.

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The hectic efforts taking place worldwide to conduct crew changes aboard vessels is not the way to go, says CEO of German shipmanagement company Danica Maritime Services, Henrik Jensen.

Those talking about giving seafarers specialty status by creating some sort of shipping passport that would allow them to cross otherwise closed borders risk increasing contagion, he believes.

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