Crew change in Thailand rumored to be allowed soon

Rumors are Thailand is re-opening for foreign crew change, details and dates yet unclear. Hopefully I will get more details tomorrow, and most importantly, confirmation if rumors are true. Nothing official yet, at least publicly, but on the other hand, Thai public aren’t much interested in crews and crew changes. Of course if rumors come true, that will be excellent news, even if crew change is restricted to ships, calling Thai ports only.



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