Crews vaccination – jab them ASAP with whatever is available

Frustrated by the lack of progress and slow pace of international efforts, InterManager has vowed to work separately to obtain much-needed Covid-19 vaccines to protect the world’s more than one and a half million seafarers and thereby keep international trade routes open.
InterManager President Mark O’Neil declared: “…we will now work on sourcing vaccinations separately through legitimate channels to enable our members to vaccinate their seafarers as soon as possible…
The world’s seafarers need our help and as ship and crew managers we must work together to do all we can to ensure that their lives and livelihoods are protected”.

That’s what I already characterized, in previous articles, as coming chaos – it’s already unfolding.
There’s no demand so far, for vaccination (and respectively, vaxx passport) as the “must” condition to enter any country worldwide, even for tourists, let alone seamen.
Nobody is asking seamen for vaxx certificates, anywhere (except for their employer office and with that, some of them, not all). It’s all the same, so far – nefarious PCR test, quarantine probably, and this is it.
There’s growing concern throughout the planet with regards to “covid vaccines” safety, which is having very sound grounds – suffice to say, that according to OFFICIAL EU data, mass covid vaccination in EU since its’ start until Apr 15, claimed lives of 7,766 people, plus 330,218 injured by side-effects:
There’s absolutely unexplainable, never experienced before, surge in covid-related deaths on board of ships, and mass crew sickness, to an extent, that ships become uncontrollable. Is it covid, or is it vaccine? If it’s covid, why didn’t we witness anything like this before, including all of year 2020 period, and well into 2021, until mass vaccination was launched? Why did this surge coincide with the start of mass vaccinations?

Given the circumstances, what are the reasons behind this open rush for soonest possible, MANDATORY mass crew vaccinations? Elementary caution dictates “wait and see” policy. We’re speaking about health and lives of hundreds of thousands of seamen, we aren’t in the race or competition, which industry will vaccinate its’ labor first, and which will come second or third.

The whole crews vaccination narrative is already upended – maritime organizations and major companies don’t mention any more the legal and moral aspects of mandatory vaccination, they twisted the reality and push the vaxx agenda, serving it to community as “care for our dear seafarers”. Why? Shipping companies want to get rid of extra crew change costs and bypass countless bureaucratic hurdles created by global insanity, called “fighting the pandemic”. Some of shipping companies – major ones – I ‘m sure, do experience pressure from above, from either maritime organizations or higher up, from UN/WEF etc. bosses. As for maritime organizations, there’s hardly any doubt about their motive – they’re ordered to carry out mass vaccination, ASAP, so that “no one (not poisoned) is left behind”.

My point is very simple, however rude (not a bit sorry for that) – in a present situation, taking into consideration all the aspects of “vaccination” worldwide hysterical campaign, with very grim vaxx statistics of short-term effects, and much more grim, scary forecasts and analysis of long-term effects, only moral and intellectual degenerates will push vaxx-ASAP agenda, normal people will at the very least, keep clear of it.



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.