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COVID-19 crew change crisis: Draft IMO Assembly Resolution approved by Baibhav Mishra October 13,2021   |  Source: Sea News

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 104th session, 4-8 October 2021, approved a draft IMO Assembly resolution consolidating issues related to crew change, access to medical care, ʺkey workerʺ designation and seafarers’ prioritization for COVID-19 vaccination, with a view to adoption at the 32nd session of the IMO Assembly (6-15 December 2021).

The MSC approved a draft update of IMO Assembly resolution A.1069(28) on Prevention and suppression of piracy and armed robbery against ships and illicit activity in the Gulf of Guinea. The resolution has been submitted to the 32nd session of the IMO Assembly with a view to adoption.

The draft revised resolution will include a reference to the definitions of ʺpiracyʺ and ʺarmed robbery against shipsʺ in the preambular part of the draft resolution in addition to other editorial changes.

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