Companies To Ensure Seafarers That Want To Be Vaccinated Are Allowed To: ITF Seafarers

The International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic worked closely together to ensure that seafarers are kept safe from the coronavirus and that crew change continues with minimum disruption.

Throughout the pandemic seafarers have ensured that the global supply chain continued to deliver goods despite the restrictions, and it is essential that these key workers are prioritised when it comes to lifesaving vaccines.

Several vaccines have now been authorised in different countries and more are gaining official authorisation on a regular basis.

Vaccination of seafarers
Image Credits: SIU Canada

Some countries have already started mass vaccination campaigns and when stocks allow it is also vaccinating foreign seafarers in their ports. The United States lead the way but were soon joined by countries like Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus and the UK amongst others.

In the global fight against Covid-19, vaccination is key. Therefore, IMEC and ITF strongly recommend to seafarers to get vaccinated and for companies to ensure that the seafarers that want to be vaccinated are allowed to do so when this is possible.

seafarer vaccinating
Image Credits: SIU Canada

The following links from International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) and North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) provides lists where vaccines may be available to seafarers:




Disclaimer :
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Do you have info to share with us ? Suggest a correction

Latest Shipping News You Would Like:

Get the Latest Maritime News Delivered to Your Inbox!

Our free, fast, and fun newsletter on the global maritime industry, delivered everyday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *