It is reported that 150 thousand seafarers in the world seas are stranded in the seas when they are forced to extend their contracts several times due to the corona outbreak.
According to international conventions, seafarers are allowed to work at sea for a maximum of one year before they start receiving paid leave. Fred Kenney, Legal Director of the United Nations International Maritime Organization, said that this period has already been exceeded for about 150 of the more than a million seafarers who sustain global trade.
Fred Kenney, Legal Director of the International Maritime Organization, pays attention to the acceptance of ships as floating infection nests after the epidemic. Thanks to them, food, medicine and protective equipment reach their places. It is very important that we support them now. ” Speaking, he said, with few exceptions, crew changes to which sea shipping is completely dependent cannot be realized. (HIBYA)