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Associations try to call on UN: More than 200,000 seafarers are stranded

The UN needs to act and resolve the protracted problems related to crew changes. More than 200,000 seafarers are stranded on the world's seas, and there is a risk of a "humanitarian crisis", write several associations.

På skibet Nord Sustainable gik kaptajnen ombord i slutningen af januar og var i maj fortsat på arbejde. | Photo: NORDEN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres should convince member states to take action to prevent a "humanitarian crisis."

More than 200,000 seafarers are stranded aboard ships around the world and are unable to disembark due to the current border closures and restrictions that many countries still maintain because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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