200,000 Seafarers still stranded at sea — and more test positive | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Shipping groups and seafarer unions are desperately trying to convince governments to allow crew the right to transit after work contracts expire. Most governments still haven’t listened. An estimated 200,000 crew remain stranded at sea, unable to get back to their homes after their initial work contracts expired. It will be even harder to convince governments to allow seafarers passage through their ports and airports if more shipboard outbreaks occur. And while still relatively rare, new incidents are indeed emerging.

Seafarers still stranded at sea — and more test positive | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide