Shipping hubs of chaos

Nautilus International and the UK Chamber of Shipping have urged Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP to support establishing the UK as an international seafarer vaccination hub, where seafarers of all nationalities can access Covid-19 vaccines while their vessels are in ports around the UK.
They argue that this would mitigate difficulties faced by seafarers in accessing coronavirus vaccines and prevent further disruption to global trade. As keyworkers, who spend months at a time away from home onboard their vessels, seafarers face significant barriers in accessing domestic vaccination programmes.

There is “no adequate data” on switching Covid-19 vaccines between doses, the World Health Organization has said, after France said under-55s who received an AstraZeneca first jab should get their second from a different vaccine.
The WHO has called for studies on so-called mixing and matching between vaccines, but said there was no comprehensive data so far on which it could make any recommendations.
The UN health agency therefore recommends that the same product should be used for both doses.

Current recommendations are that a second dose of vaccine where required should be the same make of vaccine as the first although this may change with the results of ongoing trials.
ICS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination for Seafarers and Shipping Companies: A Practical Guide

Question to ICS and Nautilus:
You’re essentially, offering a one-time vaccination by whatever vaccine will be available in “the UK international seafarer vaccination hub”. What about a second shot after the ship leaves wonderful UK hub and calls other countries? Will seaman be able to get second dose of the same type and producer in other countries?
What to expect, what side effects may appear, if a seaman got his first shot in any other country, and will get a second dose in the UK, of a different type of vaccine? How dangerous it is?
Answer is obvious – seamen will be vaccinated in most chaotic manner, and as I already clearly see it, it will be a worldwide practice – UK isn’t the only candidate to become “international seafarer vaccination hub”, there are already a bunch of others, like Singapore or Seychelles.

Maritime Organizations, meanwhile, have all the cards on their hands to rescue seamen from inoculation chaos and risks – all they have to do is to demand and get a clean green pass for each and every seaman, providing he has respective document from his country of residence, certifying that he was already inoculated or is to be inoculated, in accordance with national vaccination program.
Instead of playing these cards and making vaccinations process, at least, less deadly and dangerous, Maritime Organizations push the most irresponsible plan, which will guarantee chaotic, unscheduled vaccinations by different types of vaccines (mankind is promised regular, several per year, vaccinations, for many years to come) in different ports, under different protocols. Such countries and ports are to be called “vaccination hubs”, propagated as “ships crews vaccination solution”, and hailed as the true care about “our seafarers”. Black is white; war is peace; murder is care; crime is virtue.

What’s maybe even worse, is the fact, that seamen will be deprived of the right of choice, they will be coaxed into vaccination (in worst possible manner). There are many seamen smart and cautious enough not to trust vaccinations, health organizations, maritime organizations, national and international authorities. Many of them will find ways to postpone or dodge vaccination, and to procure vax certificate or passport via market in their native countries. Shipping vaccination hubs will deprive them of this option.

There’s already no doubt, that the whole vaccination plan is a plan of mega kill, of planet depopulation. Under the circumstances, many such seamen will have to leave shipping and seas, purely to remain alive and healthy.
Tens of thousands of specialists worldwide are warning mankind of oncoming catastrophe of Biblical proportions. Anyone still human enough in position of power, must do anything he can to help people he’s responsible for, to avoid (or postpone, or deceive) deadly vaccinations.
Maritime Organizations, on the contrary, not just support the deadly plan, they are in for carrying it out in a most deadly manner possible.
Every seaman is for himself in this deadly vaccination Russian Roulette, all odds are against him, and though he can still choose for himself, time is running out.



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.