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IMO approves guidelines for crew changes during Covid-19

The IMO approves a set of guidelines for crew changes during the coronavirus crisis. Ship management company estimates that the crisis will continue long into next year.

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The IMO has now approved a set of guidelines to ensure that ships can change crews during the coronavirus crisis in a safe and responsible manner.

The guidelines for seafarers signing on and off were approved by the Maritime Safety Committee in the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO. The committee did so at a meeting held this week.

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