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Airlines, shippers rally governments to new safety procedure for crew

Airlines, shippers rally governments to new safety procedure for crew

Aviation
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have called on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, seafarers have had to extend their service on-board ships after many months at sea, unable to be replaced following long tours of duty or return home. Indeed, shipping is vital to the maintenance of global supply chains, but the current situation is unsustainable for the safety and wellbeing of ships’ crews and the safe operation of maritime trade. Each month, about 100,000 merchant seafarers need to be changed over from the ships on which they operate to ensure compliance with international maritime regulations protecting safety, health and welfare. ...