Ukraine crises cause crew change problems

One person I know is from Kherson that is under Russian control from this morning. If he is still at sea I doubt very much he can contact his wife and children.

We have already had a stewardess return to the ship because she couldn’t get home.
We are coming up for a big crew change soon so Lord knows what is going to happen then.

Safety and emotional problems are also being felt by Ukrainian and other seafarers, in the war zone and beyond:

Ships stranded in Ukraine as conflict slows UN rescue efforts (

Luckily my relief, from Odessa, joined a few days before the invasion otherwise I would still be on board.