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Crew refuse to offload cargo in Bangladesh over fears of COVID-19

Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) is referring to the ongoing case of the MV Tomini Destiny, which is currently offshore Chittagong Port, and appears entrenched between parties with the Indian Master taking a resolute stand supported by his crew of 21 Indian seafarers.

Homicide Squad to investigate Ruby Princess over COVID-19 deaths

Following the disembarkation of Ruby Princess cruise ship’s passengers, it has been reported that eleven people have now died in Australia, with the losses becoming the centre of attention of a criminal investigation by the NSW Police homicide squad.

Update 06 April: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The world has literally gone into quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is an unprecedented crisis situation in terms of breadth and scale, from a global health, social and economic standpoint. The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 69,000 people, while confirmed cases exceed 1,275,542. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread over Europe where Italy and Spain have the most deaths. Also, US, Canada, France and UK top the list with the countries affected significantly.

UGS joins the battle against COVID-19 pandemic

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), through its collective body, the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS has contrived the supply of medical equipment to support the hospitals, their doctors and nurses who are fighting this unprecedent pandemic.

Florida allows two COVID-19 positive cruise ships dock

According to Reuters, Florida authorities recently informed that are prepared to allow the two Holland America COVID-19 positive cruise ships to enter and berth at the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale after 27 days stranded at sea.

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