Seafarers remain trapped in Ukrainian ports

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) advises that 500 seafarers remain onboard 109 vessels stranded in Ukraine ports or nearby seas and calls for the preservation of humanitarian corridors.  Approximately 1,500 seafarers have been evacuated from stranded vessels via humanitarian corridors that included flights and buses from ports, organized by maritime labour supply states of those affected.  Some of the evacuees are still awaiting further transfer from shore locations in Ukraine.  The International Labour Organization (ILO), the IMO, UNHCR and humanitarian organizations have coordinated deliveries of food, water, and medicines to the remaining crew. While some supplies have reached the intended recipients, delivering aid continues to be extremely difficult, particularly in high-risk areas.  The affected crew are largely from the Philippines and India, while other nationalities include Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese, Danish, Greek and Turkish.

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