Risk to global supply chain grows as overworked seafarers halt ships
A new risk to global supply chains is emerging as exhausted seafarers stuck offshore for months halt work, a breaking point caused by restrictions on crew changes amid coronavirus precautions. Three vessels are idled in Australia after crews who worked beyond their contracts demanded to be repatriated, according to the International Transport Workers' Federation. The organization's national coordinator in Australia, Dean Summers, said he is discussing options for about four other ships, without elaborating.
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