MSC wants action in order to help seafarers left behind with no food or money

At least 1,000 seafarers are left behind on ships, many without food or money because the shipowners have disappeared. MSC wants to see swift action, and if the MLC convention doesn't suffice, a new safety net must be implemented, said MSC exec during Capital Link.

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The shipping industry has made better earnings and had better market conditions than ever during the past ten years, which is why the recent criticism from Wall Street Journal hits particularly hard.

"Crews Are Abandoned on Ships in Record Numbers Without Pay, Food or a Way Home," reads the headline, aiming criticism at the shipping industry - including the majority of the shipowners that run ethical and sorted operations.

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