Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’ (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’. “More than 90% of global trade – from household goods to medical supplies – is moved by sea. But governments have banned crew from coming ashore amid Covid-19 fears. Large firms including shipping titan AP Moller-Maersk, oil firms BP and Shell, consumer giant Unilever and mining groups Rio Tinto and Vale, as well as maritime transporters, unions, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and other supply chain partners have signed the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.”

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