The ongoing humanitarian crisis affecting seafarers across the world has been well reported. That being said, the majority of issues being experienced now are nothing new to the vast majority of the 1.7 million seafarers in the world. Despite best efforts, these have on the whole been ignored for many years.
The ongoing problem with crew changes is slightly easing because of an increase in flights and the re-opening of borders. While this is pleasing to see, there is still far too much red tape preventing the seamless transition of crew changes. Aside from everything that has been well publicised, the problem still remains at governmental level.
BLM Partner and Head of Marine, Gemma Pearce tells us more in an article in Insurance Day. Click here to read the article in full (subscription required).