22 May 2020
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched a survey to obtain a better understanding of the possible link between the COVID-19 outbreak and corrupt demands faced by the shipping industry, and how such demands are affecting seafarers and vessel operations. The initiative is supported by BIMCO. The survey, which is designed as a short 3-minutes ‘tick-the-box’ questionnaire, gives stakeholders in the shipping industry the possibility to indicate, amongst other things, if they continue to face challenges during vessel clearance and/or Port State Control inspections. At the same time, MACN is also seeking feedback on any new innovative or best practices which have been observed for use of remote technologies which may reduce the opportunity for corrupt demands. You can find the survey here.