Topic: Corona measures

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IMO: Crew change crisis is far from over

The crew change crisis caused by Covid-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement in the numbers, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has warned. Currently, some 200,000 seafarers are waiting to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Dutch naval exercise in Norway plagued by corona

A Dutch naval exercise in Norway is being plagued by Covid-19. Despite the measures taken, two soldiers tested positive upon arrival. Within the corps, people are questioning whether the training should continue, writes Dutch newspaper...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

More major maritime industry events cancelled

With many countries around the world in lockdown, event organisers are bracing themselves for another year without live events. Three major shipping events have already been cancelled or postponed, including NorShipping and Breakbulk Middle East.Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

KVNR: Concerns about vaccinating seafarers

If seafarers are not vaccinated in good time, problems may arise with relieving people at sea, warns the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR). The association fears possible measures by, for example, airlines and countries,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk