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Vaccines away for foreign seafarers helping to keep supply chains moving in Hamilton’s port

by Jon Wells for the Hamilton Spectator

October 29, 2021

A pastor, two local doctors and a nurse walk the gangway to help vaccinate foreign crew members of ships in Hamilton’s port.

In pre-pandemic times, pastor Dan Phannenhour would routinely drive crew members from ships docked at Hamilton’s port to a restaurant or a mall to load up on gifts and souvenirs to take home to places like India, the Philippines, and Ukraine.

But these are unusual times, and the crew members — known as seafarers in the shipping industry — are mostly stuck on board. And Phannenhour is delivering not only fridge magnets, SIM cards and Doritos to them, but also Pfizer and Moderna.

Read the whole article at The Hamilton Spectator


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