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UN agencies statement on crew changes

Posted on 15th September 2020

A statement by UN agencies on the subject of crew changes has been released.

The joint statement calls on all Governments to take immediate action in recognising seafarers as key workers, and to take efficient steps into eliminating obstacles to crew changes, in order to address the humanitarian crisis faced by the shipping sector, ensure maritime safety and facilitate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read the full statement please see: Statement by UN agencies on crew changes - version 10 September 2020

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