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Corona restrictions could paralyze crew changes for a long time to come

Crew changes are slowly starting to be implemented in several places around the world. But there is a very long way to go yet, agree Anglo-Eastern, Wallem and OSM Maritime when speaking to ShippingWatch.

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Even though openings are starting to present themselves around the world, making it easier to perform crew changes, there is still a long way to go for the hundreds of thousands of seafarers impacted by corona restrictions.

Ship management companies the world over, which handle a great deal of the crew changes paralyzed for months now due to the pandemic, on one hand see how things are changing for the better. On the other hand, it is only small steps, and there is still a need for far greater recognition of seafarers as key employees.

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