The UK Department of Transport have sent a letter to the ILO, IMO, and WHO, in regards to the UK’s commitment to seafarer welfare during the current COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to facilitate seafarer transit and transfer to keep world trade moving.
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an economic and labour crisis that could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Following reports received regarding the impacts on the shipping industry of the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the IMO issued guidance to Member States and others on implementation and enforcement of relevant IMO Instruments, urging no unnecessary delays to ships.
IMO has agreed to develop a new medical guide for ships, jointly with ILO. The main objective would be to produce a practical up-to-date ships medical guide to assist those required to give medical assistance who are primarily not medics.
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