July 10, 2020
- The problem of changing crews - they denounce
Confitarma and Assarmatori and Federagenti - it is becoming
- Despite pressure from the shipping industry and
unions, they point out, there was no sign
- Italian shipowners Confitarma and Assarmatori
and the National Federation of Maritime Agents
drew attention to the issue of the change of crews of the
ships, problem -- they pointed out in a note -- that "it's
becoming absolutely unsustainable, because now for many
thousands of Italian seafarers are waiting to be able to
re-enter Italy and are exhausted by the psycho-physical forces,
while those who should replace them on board cannot
embark and then work."
- Confitarma and Assarmatori and Federagenti recalled that "in
Italy, on the problem of crews still stranded on ships
caused by the Covid-19 emergency, the shipping industry together with the
trade unions has repeatedly called back
attention, asking the government and the relevant ministries to
convene with the utmost urgency a table of comparison for
share the issues and identify solutions but - have
reported -- to date, no signal has been recorded
positive in this regard.'
- "For months," the president of Confitarma said, "I've been
Mario Mattioli - we are calling for rapid and
decided by the government to ensure our seafarers
safe transit corridors, to get them on board to work
and to get them home once the normal period of
- "It is urgent and a priority," he said.
President of Assarmatori, Stefano Messina - intervene for the
safeguarding human life at sea and for the safety of human
navigation and our ships. Doing nothing would be
further underestimation of the strategic importance of the
maritime transport and the work of those who guarantee it."
- "Shipowners and seafarers," reiterated the President of
Federagenti, Gian Enzo Duci -- they've done and are doing their
Duty. We are now waiting for a concrete signal."
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