What intl maritime bodies, plus shipowners, management and crewing, should do, actually? All they have to do is to demand from intl community, all so-called “stakeholders” and all concerned maritime nations, to provide ALL seamen with Green Pass, plus seaman’s personal certificate of vaccination, issued by his and his only, country of residence. This certificate should be valid all the time seaman is on board, during his contract time. Certificate is to be renewed and validated ONLY in the country which issued it, i.e. in country of seaman residence. No certificates issued by foreign to seaman countries must be allowed, as well as no vaccinations. He must be vaccinated, with his knowing consent of course, only in his native country. Such practice is the only practice to guarantee his vaccination safety. ICS and other “stakeholders” proposals of some UN/WHO – run universal seamen vaccination program is a false start, an attempt to get rid of all responsibilities and liabilities, arising from openly advocated by them, “no jab, no job” policy, entailing possible (inevitable) adverse side-effects and deaths.
My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.