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Covid-19 has led to crew crisis on ships

When Covid was at its highest in 2020, up to 400,000 seafarers were stranded on their ships, unable to return home. Repercussions of this crew crisis may be long term, also for safety onboard vessels, forecasts new report.

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The global shipping industry is going through a market boom, and demand for crew is high. Nonetheless, many seafarers are leaving the industry, and within a few years, the lack of well-trained crew may become a serious problem.

Such is the assessment by insurance company Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in its annual report on safety and shipping.

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