Improvement in global crew change crisis – new Covid variant prompts concern

There have been improvements in the comprehensive crew change crisis that's been going on during the coronavirus pandemic, assesses Neptune Declaration in a new report. The effect of the new Covid-19 variant creates uncertainty, however.

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Things are going increasingly better in the comprehensive crew change crisis that's been ongoing since the Covid-19 pandemic took a firm grip on the world last year.

According to the latest report by initiative Neptune Declaration, there has lately been a decline in the number of seafarers staying on board ships for longer than stipulated by their contracts. Most recently, the proportion dropped to 4.7 percent from 7.1 percent last month.

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