12.11.2020

The Russian Federation is preparing a resolution on simplifying the procedure for changing crews for adoption by the UN at the initiative of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of foreign affairs and the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation at the initiative of the Seafarers Union of Russia are preparing a joint Declaration on facilitating change of ships crews. This was announced by Deputy Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Yuri Tsvetkov during the round table Systemic problems of sea and river transport through the prism of COVID-19.

Recall that in September the Seafarers Union of Russia appealed to the transport department with a proposal to initiate consideration of the problem of repatriation and replacement of seafarers at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The letter noted that the proposal states parties to take specific measures to address the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the world could be one of the video speeches of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, during conference on 22 September 2020 at the UN General Assembly.

The initiative formed the basis of another task, e.g. the development of a separate resolution to simplify the procedure for crews change.

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