After crew of cruise ship Marella Discovery, managed to sign of crew members as per the new standard of procedure that is setup by the government of India. Other cruise ships will sail to India to sign off the crew which is stranded in various cruise lines across the world.
This is certainly a good hope for the thousands of seafarers that are stuck amid the corona outbreak on various ships. Government India released a SOP, which enables crew to sign on and sign off as well. Crew has to go through strict sanitization and quarantine process which leads to their sign on and sign off.
All the expenses regarding crew have to be paid by the ship owners. And right now, crew travel is only possible by the road travel. As per the figures, around 30000 Indians work in various cruise lines across the world.