No jab, no sea, masks are off

“If you want to continue to be a seafarer, then you need to get the vaccination; companies are only giving employment to those who have taken their vaccine doses,” Abdulgani Serang, general secretary of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) wrote in a message to members this week.
Kishore Rajvanshy, Hong Kong shipmanager major Fleet Management, says: “For the maritime trade to continue unabated, it is important for governments … to prioritise seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to Covid-19 vaccines.”
India and Belgium have this week committed to getting seafarers vaccinated at their ports.
Masks, ironically, are off – either seaman agrees to poisonous shots (it’s absolutely unscientific, by the way, to call this stuff “vaccine”, because even by Big-Pharma own earlier definitions, it’s a gene-therapy experimental drug, not a vaccine), or he’s out of job, say shipping industry “leaders”. Will the shots provide seamen with vaccination passport and with that, ensure “green lane” to sign off/on? Of course not.
How about this:
EU’s proposed Digital Green Pass will have validity for just six months. Once this expires the holder would need to be re-vaccinated or have had Covid in the last six months or take a test every 48 hours in order to regain their freedoms.

“We are seeing a number of port states suggesting that all crew onboard a vessel must be vaccinated as a pre-condition of entering their ports…” said Dimitris Fafalios, chairman of Intercargo. “Some port states… indeed insisting on a particular brand of vaccine,” said Dimitris Fafalios, chairman of Intercargo.
This fear-mongering stuff about imminent bans of all ships with non-vaxxed crews, is what it is as of now, a lie, but rather curious lie, to think about it. There are no news, no announcements, no nothing, on any country in the world, banning foreigners from arriving on the basis of vaccination status – tourists, or businessmen, or whoever. Some most psychotic States ban visitors from other psychotic States, which are allegedly, consumed by third or fiftieth “covid wave” (like ongoing India “covid crisis”, an absolute fake) – but they ban everybody, vaccine or not. For seamen so far, it means only one thing – crew change is temporarily prohibited, but ships do call the ports and continue carrying goods.

If we’re to believe Fatalios statement about “a number of port states suggesting that all crew onboard a vessel must be vaccinated as a pre-condition of entering their ports”, then we’ll have to conclude, that seamen are the only group of people in this miserable world, whose entry depends solely on their vaxx status. Might it be the result of much touted and trumpeted efforts of maritime organizations to make the world recognize seamen “key worker” status, and with that, solve crew change crisis? Is it how the world and maritime organizations see this “key worker” status – a go with vaxx, no go if no vaxx? Great job indeed, dear shipping “elite”! Half of the world fleet, thanks to your infinite wisdom, will be banned from entering the ports. Half of crew change problem therefore, will be solved – that’s the way your rotten brains work, morons?

If maritime organizations continue pushing this no-vaxx no-entrance agenda, some States will soon take the bait and try to ban such ships and crews. But there are no precedents yet. I doubt very much, that there will be such cases, initiated specifically by the States, unless maritime organizations will push this agenda through, and with enthusiastic help from UN/WEF/WHO, implement the worldwide “emergency order”, which will ban non-vaxx crews from entering ports of Member States.

So the only purpose of much-touted “key worker” status seems to be the goal of soonest possible, de-facto mandatory, vaccination of as many seamen as possible. The status will prioritize them for vaccination, not for magic Seaman’s Universal Green Pass, and coming with it smooth sign off/on procedure. There’s nothing more than a vague promise of Green Pass.

All of this mess taken together, will inevitably, lead to chaos:

Seaman got a vaxx, got a job and Mickey Mouse vaxx “passport” or “certificate”, and signs on. He’s obliged therefore, to all consecutive vaccinations, to keep his «passport” valid. He’s hooked both officially and morally, or caged. He can’t refuse “vaccines”. If his ship is about to sail to State with some special requirements with regards to vaxx type or date, he is to be jabbed in State/Port of departure, without any considerations given to his personal vaxx history and schedule. Such practice is in its’ essence, a prolonged death sentence. No human being on Earth will survive a chain of deadly shots of different types, carried out in random, chaotic, manner, “on demand”, so to say.

With that being said, there’s one more important issue to be kept in mind – there is not, so far, and there hardly will be, worldwide universal Green Pass, or “Vaccination Passport”. Why? Because as I already wrote in previous articles, too many conflicts of interests are effectively blocking this maniac project of UN/WEF/Gates… etc. Everybody is for himself, pursuing his own interests, be this “everybody” a person, an organization/company, a “vaccine producer”, or a State.

To be continued. Mandatory “vaccinations”: what seamen can do; what are the legal and criminal implications for shipowners and shipping “leaders” with regards to this malpractice.



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.