Neptune Lines Signs Neptune Declaration

Together with more than 700 companies and organizations, Neptune Lines is proud to sign The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, which is an initiative of the Global Maritime Forum.

The Covid-19 pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck aboard ships. Extended periods at sea impact their wellbeing and increase the risk of maritime incidents. Despite significant efforts, the crew change crisis has been unresolved for too long. Neptune Lines has signed the Neptune Declaration to bring this humanitarian crisis to an end as soon as possible.

Dedicated to overcoming the crisis in crew changes and repatriation of crew members at the end of their contracts of service, the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change defines four main actions to facilitate crew changes and keep global supply chains functioning:

  • Recognizing seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to Covid-19 vaccines.
  • Establishing and implementing gold-standard health protocols based on existing best practices.
  • Increasing collaboration between ship operators and charterers to facilitate crew changes.
  • Ensuring air connectivity between key maritime hubs for seafarers.

Learn more and see the full list of signatories in the Declaration ➡️

Neptune Declaration