Rachel Butlin Partner
Shipping needs to prepare for the next pandemic
"Captains and owners are making heroic attempts trying to get medevacs, but they are being refused due to Covid restrictions," Rachel Butlin said.
This happens even when the crew member does not have Covid-19 and there is none on board. "The logistics of a vaccine for seafarers is going to be a massive challenge." In this article for TradeWinds, Julian Clark and Rachel Butlin explain how shipping must prepare for the next pandemic. Please read the article here.
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