SEACOR Marine Signs the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
This initiative from the
- Recognize seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
- Establish and implement gold standard health protocols based on existing best practice
- Increase collaboration between ship operators and charterers to facilitate crew changes
- Ensure air connectivity between key maritime hubs for seafarers
The seafarers are the frontliners of the maritime industry. Fatigue after extended periods at sea has significant consequences on the physical and mental wellbeing of seafarers increasing the risk of maritime incidents and environmental disasters.
About the Neptune Declaration:
The Neptune Declaration, signed by more than 700 organizations, outlines the main actions that need to be taken to resolve the crew change crisis. Further information can be found at https://www.globalmaritimeforum.org/neptune-declaration
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