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Unions join the IMO and ILO in their call for seafarers to be given priority for the COVID vaccine after RCCL suspends Indian crew and the country shuts down.
UN organisations issue joint call for seafarers to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination
5,000 seafarers will now get the COVID vaccine after work by ITF trade unions there. The UN and IMO supports the move as it recognises seafarers as key workers.
We are pleased to note that the Singapore government has started with its plan to vaccinate 10,000 seafarers by the end of January. This is after Singapore became one of the first countries to recognise seafarers as keyworkers.
The ILO has ruled that governments have failed seafarers by not getting them safely home, repatriated or able to execute crew change, leaving many seafarers stranded at home or at sea