Topic: Crew changeover

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
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Large companies in action to get seafarers home

Major international companies such as Unilever, Heineken and Procter & Gamble are taking action to encourage governments to help the tens of thousands of seafarers who are currently trapped on merchant ships because of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Airline KLM comes to the rescue of seafarers

KLM has responded to the request of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) to set up air bridges. These will allow seafarers to be flown in again to relieve their colleagues, who have been...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

150,000 seafarers trapped at sea due to Covid-19

New data compiled by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council has found that 150,000 seafarers are in need of crew change by 15 May. According to ICS, the current...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
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Shipowners fear dangerous conditions on board

The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR) is in talks with airline KLM, among others, to arrange for flights for seafarers to depart from Schiphol. Crew are now staying on board longer, and according to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk