About this series

This story is part of a series in TW+ magazine on the wide-ranging impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on shipping. Read the full stories when the magazine is published on 20 May.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has not yet caused a major shift in crewing patterns, but it is having psychological effects on seafarers.

Seafarers from the two countries are hugely important to the global shipping industry, making up 14.5% of the workforce, but shortfalls caused by the conflict are so far proving manageable, according to crewing sources.