International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes was held by the UK Ministry of Transport, resulting in a Joint Statement of 13 States, participants of the Summit, namely:
Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the USA.
If one assumes, that it means soon-to-come relief for exhausted crews, he’s mistaken. Some lax, some easing of some restrictions here and there, undoubtedly, but no real and quick solution. This statement and the measures it implies, in general, are anything but solution....
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