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New figures show low rate of vaccinations among seafarers

A very small number of seafarers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus far, according to figures from the Neptune Declaration initiative. The crew change crisis is far from resolved, says the initiative.

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The vaccination of the world's seafarers is lagging behind tremendously, according to new figures from the Neptune Declaration, which was established last year to solve the major challenges in the ongoing crew crisis resulting from the global pandemic.

So far, only 15.3 percent of the seafarers from ten ship managers have been vaccinated according to an announcement Thursday.

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