The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 1,113,000 while confirmed cases exceed 39,000,000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world, with the US accounting for the most deaths. Also, Europe, South America and India top the list with the regions affected significantly.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the major disruptions that has brought, the International Group and its 13 constituent P&I Clubs joined forces and issued a strong message to draw attention on the crew change crisis.
Malta stopped passengers disembarking from the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship over a suspected case of COVID-19, on Friday, according to information by Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli.
The new normal is now ports turning to digitalization and technology to continue operations and trade flow, due to the COVID-19 measures and the global lockdown. The report includes smart steps to be taken so that the industry adapts to the new reality.
New Zealand border workers are a key line of defence in helping New Zealand safe from COVID-19. The Required Testing Order is part of keeping COVID-19 out of the country, and the government has been working to refine the approach,
Being stuck at sea during such a pandemic can lead to uncertainty about the future, anger, fear, anxiety and sadness. Recognising these symptomsis a great first step to mitigate the psychological effects experienced during lockdown.
The latest IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer report has been launched, including the monitoring of the current situation in world ports and trends compared to previous weeks.
Following the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 and the major disruptions that has brought within every industry, it is known that more and more people are working remotely, in an effort to slow down the spread of the disease. Although, working from home might be an effective solution amid the pandemic, it has completely changed the way employees work and their overall career progression.
Australian authorities informed that the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines bulk carrier Vega Dream has been permitted to sail from its anchorage off Port Hedland despite crew members being in isolation aboard the vessel after testing positive for COVID-19.
ISWAN shares the insight of Dr Sue Stannard, Consultant at the Norwegian Centre of Maritime and Diving Medicine, who explains the current challenges the shipping industry faces due to COVID-19 and provides advice on how to manage close contacts onboard.
- Maritime Health
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