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The effects of our Marine notice 04/2020—Maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers during COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday 30 July 2020
Since we issued Marine notice 04/2020 on 26 June 2020, we have received a large number of Maritime Labour Convention complaints.
seafarer at sea

These complaints relate to the main themes in the notice.

These are:

  1. Seafarers serving at sea with expired Seafarer Employment Agreements.
  2. No plans for the repatriation of seafarers after their employment agreements expire.
  3. The amount of time spent on board by a seafarer being in excess of 11 months.

To read about the number of complaints we have received, and what they relate to, see our information on statistics and the nature of the complaints.