Ship managers push for contract extensions as crew change crisis linger

The Hindu Business Line | May 23, 2020 at 11:05 AM
  • In the midst of a crew change crisis that has gripped the global shipping industry, a top global ship management company has started pushing the Indian crew on some of the ships managed by it to sign extension of contracts.
  • On May 13, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council have given governments time until June 15 to repatriate crew working beyond their stipulated contract time, by following the IMO guidelines.
  • Following strong lobbying by the shipping industry, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday allowed Indian seafarers stranded overseas to return on flights chartered by their employers.