To create more awareness of the plight of the seafarers, who are still largely unable to get on or off their ships, BIMCO and the rest of the international shipping community encourages that ships in port sound their horns on 8 July at 12:00 noon local time.
The day after, 9 July, the United Kingdom will host a virtual ministerial summit to address the COVID-19 impact on crew changes. By sounding the horns of the global fleet the day before, we hope that we – as a community - can generate further awareness of this crisis.
We therefore suggest that shipowners let their ships know to sound their horns - if in port - on 8 July at 12.00 noon to help the industry get heard.
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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.
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