Seafarers arrive for a crew change at Hoi Fai Road Promenade in Tai Kok Tsui on July 26, 2020. Photo: Edmond So Seafarers arrive for a crew change at Hoi Fai Road Promenade in Tai Kok Tsui on July 26, 2020. Photo: Edmond So
Seafarers arrive for a crew change at Hoi Fai Road Promenade in Tai Kok Tsui on July 26, 2020. Photo: Edmond So
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

How global Covid-19 policy failures leave seafarers to suffer

  • The seafarers who staff the world’s merchant vessels and keep its supply chains running have been plunged into an unprecedented crisis during the pandemic
  • Border closures, port lockdowns, travel protocols, quarantines and visa restrictions have created a nightmare for seafarers stuck at sea or unemployed at home

Seafarers arrive for a crew change at Hoi Fai Road Promenade in Tai Kok Tsui on July 26, 2020. Photo: Edmond So Seafarers arrive for a crew change at Hoi Fai Road Promenade in Tai Kok Tsui on July 26, 2020. Photo: Edmond So
Seafarers arrive for a crew change at Hoi Fai Road Promenade in Tai Kok Tsui on July 26, 2020. Photo: Edmond So
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.