A crew member wearing a protective face mask sounds the horn of their boat, as all working ships sound their horns at the port of Singapore at noon on May 1, in a show of support for seafarers who have helped to keep supply chains open and facilitate maritime trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Handout via Reuters A crew member wearing a protective face mask sounds the horn of their boat, as all working ships sound their horns at the port of Singapore at noon on May 1, in a show of support for seafarers who have helped to keep supply chains open and facilitate maritime trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Handout via Reuters
A crew member wearing a protective face mask sounds the horn of their boat, as all working ships sound their horns at the port of Singapore at noon on May 1, in a show of support for seafarers who have helped to keep supply chains open and facilitate maritime trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Handout via Reuters

Letters | In the time of coronavirus, seafarers have kept the world moving: let crew now get relief

  • Covid-19 restrictions are keeping many seafarers working extended periods, risking their well-being and the supply chain. Despite a 12-step protocol set up by the International Maritime Organisation, too few countries are allowing vital crew changes

Topic |   Transport and logistics
A crew member wearing a protective face mask sounds the horn of their boat, as all working ships sound their horns at the port of Singapore at noon on May 1, in a show of support for seafarers who have helped to keep supply chains open and facilitate maritime trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Handout via Reuters A crew member wearing a protective face mask sounds the horn of their boat, as all working ships sound their horns at the port of Singapore at noon on May 1, in a show of support for seafarers who have helped to keep supply chains open and facilitate maritime trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Handout via Reuters
A crew member wearing a protective face mask sounds the horn of their boat, as all working ships sound their horns at the port of Singapore at noon on May 1, in a show of support for seafarers who have helped to keep supply chains open and facilitate maritime trade amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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