India and Denmark to allow crew changes for international seafarers

India and Denmark will now allow foreign seafarers to sign off in the respective countries, allowing them to travel home. The move in India could create opportunities for Indian seafarers, says India's shipping ministry. Updated.

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International seafarers will be permitted to sign off in India to subsequently travel home, writes media The Hindu Business Line.

The decision to allow international seafarers to sign off in the country was made by the Indian government, and means that seafarers can now travel home on government planes, non-scheduled commercial flights or chartered flights.

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