COVID-19 and Seafarers: A Humanitarian Crisis?

The outbreak of COVID -19 has impacted hundreds of thousands of seafarers: Pandemic-related restrictions have amplified existing occupational health and safety issues and also given rise to novel challenges. Our panel presents current research into the effects of COVID -19 on mariners and puts forward suggestions to ameliorate the situation.

Panellists: Dr Momoko Kitada, World Maritime University Dr Birgit Pauksztat, Uppsala University Dr Sanley Abila, University of the Phillipines Visayas Dr Helen Devereux, Solent University

Discussant/Moderator: Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division International Maritime Organization