Ship management company calls for concrete action after agreement about stranded seafarers

The agreement between 13 maritime nations to bring stranded seafarers home is far from sufficient, says Wallem Group CEO Frank Colees. He calls for concrete actions. Nor has Wilhelmsen Ship Management seen any changes following the deal.Updated.

Stranded seafarers on board tanker ship Viet Tin 01 have written the words "Help us. No food. No salary" on the side of the ship, which is photographed in Malaysia. | Photo: NUSPM

Last week seemed to bring good news for the many seafarers who are stranded on commercial vessels due to coronavirus restrictions.

A large-scale agreement among 13 maritime nations, headed by Great Britain, aimed to make it easier for seafarers to get home after spending many months at sea.

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