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ITF: Shipping companies should step up and end ordeal of seafarers stuck off China

February 16, 2021


The industry body is aware that the endavour would cost millions of dollars, however, the ITF believes this is the right thing to do.

MSC has set an example for the industry with the recent solution for crew relief of MSC Anastasia bulker via a port stop in Japan.

The move followed months of inaction from the governments and port authorities, so the company had to step in for the sake of the crew’s well being.

The company said that after exhausting all options it advised the master of Anastasia to make a short hop to Japan on 4 February.

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