Noteworthy link on NPR.org.
NEWS??? That has been going on for nearly a year and reported widely, including on this Forum,. Here, among other threads:
Of course this is not news to any of us in the industry, we are living it. But noteworthy when it reaches a wider audience. Hence I thought it was worthy of passing it along. I didn’t intend to waste anyone’s time, bugg anybody, or take up space herein. I was only pleased to hear our problem recognized outside these relatively small forums. One of the participants is a former shipmate and friend. He has advocated for mariners with IMO in support of this cause. This interview was a follow up from the IMO piece in below link.
Just as you thought it was getting better. For seafarers it doesn’t help that a few rich countries becomes safe:
This pandemic is not over before the whole world is vaccinated, or otherwise immune.
Crewing crisis looms as vaccine rollout for seafarers stalls around the world:
While many countries has put new restrictions on crew change, Europe is open: