By Ian Boyd, Group Sales Director – Shipping, GAC Group Conditions for crew changes around the world have improved in the last six months, but only incrementally, and the limited availability of
New national lockdowns, an increase in flight cancelations, travel restrictions, and increasingly strict crew change requirements, especially in Asia, are preventing seafarers from going back home after completing their contracts. This is
The Global Maritime Forum says that data provided by leading ship managers indicates that only 15.3% of seafarers have received COVID-19 vaccinations and that the crew change crisis continues to get worse.
In a worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change deadlock caused by COVID-19, over 300 companies and organizations have joined forces to help resolve what has become a humanitarian