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ICS warns: Corona test tampering could shut down crew changes

Following reports of coronavirus testing fraud in connection with crew changes, ICS now issues a warning urging everyone to adhere to the rules. If not, the industry risks setbacks to crew change progress.

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The past couple of weeks have seen significant progress being made on making crew changes possible. But parts of the industry risk putting an end to all that progress, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

ICS issues the warning following reports of coronavirus testing fraud as well as examples of seafarers arriving in Singapore with clear signs of corona infection. These incidents indicate that some seafarers and companies are "not taking seriously" the safety protocols regarding crew changes, writes ICS in a statement.

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