Since the coronavirus outbreak began, sick seafarers have had an unusually hard time getting access to medical assistance on land. Also in cases that do not involve coronavirus, but a stroke, for which the sick person was denied access on shore.
Maersk recently told ShippingWatch that sick seafarers have been denied access by authorities the world over. And this is the case for many shipping companies, and not least the affected seafarers, who have been stranded at sea for months.
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