A health worker directs seafarers and port workers during a Covid-19 vaccine programme for Malaysian frontline workers in Port Klang, Malaysia, on June 25. Photo: Bloomberg A health worker directs seafarers and port workers during a Covid-19 vaccine programme for Malaysian frontline workers in Port Klang, Malaysia, on June 25. Photo: Bloomberg
A health worker directs seafarers and port workers during a Covid-19 vaccine programme for Malaysian frontline workers in Port Klang, Malaysia, on June 25. Photo: Bloomberg
Bjorn Hojgaard
Opinion

Opinion

Bjorn Hojgaard

Why Hong Kong should give excess Covid-19 vaccines to seafarers

  • Hundreds of thousands of seafarers have been stranded at sea or marooned at home, putting great stress on their well-being and straining global supply chains
  • Hong Kong is in the unique position of having extra vaccines and being able to lead a global humanitarian effort to aid these maritime heroes

A health worker directs seafarers and port workers during a Covid-19 vaccine programme for Malaysian frontline workers in Port Klang, Malaysia, on June 25. Photo: Bloomberg A health worker directs seafarers and port workers during a Covid-19 vaccine programme for Malaysian frontline workers in Port Klang, Malaysia, on June 25. Photo: Bloomberg
A health worker directs seafarers and port workers during a Covid-19 vaccine programme for Malaysian frontline workers in Port Klang, Malaysia, on June 25. Photo: Bloomberg
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Bjorn Hojgaard

Bjorn Hojgaard

Captain Bjorn Hojgaard is the chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the CEO of Anglo-Eastern Univan Group.