The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the united nations sounds the alarm about the large number of sea people that are stuck on cargo ships as a result of the coronacrisis. Because of the hundreds of thousands of seafarers will not be able to be repaid in full, the global ocean freight at risk, warns the organization.
According to the un secretary-general, Kitack Lim, the organisation of sailors-in some cases, it is now fifteen months on the same ship. In accordance with the international rules, they must be at least eleven months, to be repaid in full, but the coronabeperkingen to prevent that.
the coronamaatregelen here and there to be taken, the problems to be resolved, " says the united nations organisation, by the rules, a strong area to area differences. "No, We can't expect these people to be eternally out to sea," says Kim, who is a humanitarian crisis and appeals.
about 90 percent of the world's trade goes by sea, and the aflossingsproblemen to bring the supply chain is in jeopardy. After the statutory time limit of eleven months allowed to the personnel on board the ships, no more work to perform until they are replaced.
estimated To be waiting for the 200,000 sailors to pay off. The IMO calls on international governments to ensure that these people return home and their replacements just to get to the ship.