Following the COVID-19 outbreak, major cruise players, the Carnival’s Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises will extend their pause in their sailings due to the pandemic.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change issue that has arise, shipping companies set seven chartered flights in order to bring 2.000 seafarers from Sri Lanka, Brazil, UK back to their homes.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic impacts that has brought, Germany as part of its pandemic recovery plan aims to boost green shipping practices.
The COVID-19 pandemic is making the maritime and offshore energy sectors more vulnerable to cyber-attack, with Naval Dome citing a 400% increase in attempted hacks since February 2020.
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 391.000, while confirmed cases exceed 6.600.000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread over Europe where Italy and the UK have the most deaths. Also, Brazil, Canada, France and Spain top the list with the countries affected significantly.
Seafarers are at the forefront of the pandemic, having to deal with many challenges. Except crew change restrictions, the matter of seafarers being denied access to medical care at ports has been the centre of discussions lately.
Following COVID-19 outbreak, Inmarsat and the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) collaborated and launched a call service for seafarers onboard vessels.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Human Rights at Sea issued a case study concerning the welfare of the seafarers and the financial hardships they face during the pandemic.
The International Maritime Ogranization (IMO) issued a new circular providing guidance for flag States regarding surveys and renewals of certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents major challenges to seafarers and shipowners due to the lockdown of countries, travel restrictions, and problems accessing healthcare ashore when needed. One of the critical features in addressing the pandemic has been testing for the disease. Gard answers some of the questions.
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