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Covid-19 – what about seafarers?

Online Published Date : 26 June 2020 | Appeared in issue: Vol 20 No 05 - 26 June 2020

The world has never seen a pandemic as the onecaused by Covid-19. Although often compared to the Spanish flu, the impact ofCovid-19 can be said to be far greater. The virus has disrupted trade and had asevere impact on the shipping industry, affecting the work of nearly 2 millionseafarers worldwide. The effect is particularly apparent within the cruise shipindustry.