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Growing number of seafarers stranded aboard vessels beyond contract expiration

The number of seafarers stranded aboard vessels well beyond the term stated in their contract has increased in the past month, primarily due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in, among other countries, India and Pakistan, writes Neptune Declaration in an update.

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There has been an increase in the global number of seafarers stranded aboard vessels well beyond the expiration of their contract.

In total, the number of seafarers who are unable to sign off and debark has risen to 7.4 percent from last month's 5.8 percent, writes the alliance Neptune Declaration in an update.

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