I found the mechanics of this seafarer strike interesting. But for logistics students with little knowledge of the maritime environment, all of this will be new.
Many don’t realize that sailrs on many lines have been trapped at see by Covid. Their home countries won;’t allow them in without quarantines longer than their breaks, or perhaps not at all in some Asian countries. so they are trapped on thieir vessels with no breaks.
It’s a hard life; but maritimers are paid well– look at the wages, and these are for Korean-flagged ships. US flag ships would pay more.
By Nick Savvides 24/08/2021Disgruntled HMM seafarers threaten pay strike and to join rival carrier MSC – The Loadstar