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Aderco Backs Calls for Seafarer Intervention

Aderco, the fuel treatment technology expert, is also supporting stranded seafarers and their families …

There are more than 300,000 seafarers currently stranded at sea and unable to get home as the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact world trade.

Governments’ stringent measures to fight Covid-19 affect the ability of ships to enter or leave ports around the world. Some seafarers have been at sea and unable to leave their ships for more than 17 months.

Philippe Lecloux, Managing Director of Aderco Singapore, fully supports all efforts of the maritime world including the IMO, to resolve this situation. In the meantime, the company is supporting crews at sea with packages of candies and sanitary kits attached to each Aderco delivery in Singaporean, European and American waters.

Aderco is based in Waterloo, Belgium. Philippe Lecloux, Head of Marine, is a graduate of the Antwerp Marine Academy. He began his career at sea in 1984, served as Chief Engineer on board complex oil and chemical carriers and was Technical Manager in Italy, supervising a fleet of ice-class chemical tankers. He later moved to Singapore and later became responsible for Aderco Group’s development in the Asia/Pacific/Oceania markets.