The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a global crisis which has impacted every aspect of life and badly influenced the world of work.
In the maritime sector, it disrupted the functioning of shipping and changed the work of almost two million seafarers worldwide.
Numerous governments and seafarers' and shipowners' organizations
Have turned to the International Labour Organization to get guidance on how best to address the complexities of the present crisis in
light of the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006).
Guidelines on protection of health, repatriation and travel arrangements for seafarers, passengers and other persons on board shipsBrussels, 8.4.2020