The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for seafarers, whom in many cases, remain stuck at sea or stuck at home unable to travel and start their next job. This is a result of crew change restrictions imposed by governments in an attempt to prevent further spreading of the virus. These challenges are affecting seafarers and their work process and routines, a situation which is beyond their control. These challenges are also placing tremendous strain on their mental wellbeing and in some cases, have impacted the mental and physical well-being of some seafarers trying to cope with an extraordinary situation.
To assist seafarers and companies, BIMCO has compiled a list of resources for seafarers to reach out for mental health assistance. Members are highly recommended to inform their seafarers that this resource is now available for their use.
BIMCO related COVID-19 information:
For all COVID-19 pages, visit bimco.org/covid19
Access BIMCO's COVID-19 related articles and advice.
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
For general guidance and information on cargo-related queries.
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