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SG-STAR Fund reports of facilities meeting crew change requirements

The SG-STAR Fund, the first global tripartite initiative, launched a CrewSafe audit program that endeavors to assist crew source nations to bring a higher level of confidence and quality control checks into crew change processes such as quarantine/holding, medical and swabbing facilities.

World Maritime Theme 2021: A year of action for seafarers

It is known that IMO has chosen to make 2021 a year of action for seafarers, following the unprecedented crisis they are dealing with due to COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, this year’s World Maritime Theme “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future” seeks to increase the visibility of crew by drawing attention to the invaluable role they play now and will continue to play in the future.

ITF: Shipowners should pay to save seafarers stranded off China

As the 16 seafarers from the cargo ship MV Anastasia were finally released following months of being stranded onboard off China, the ITF called on shipowners to pay the millions of dollars required to get seafarers off ships which remain stranded off the Chinese coast due to the country’s informal Australian exports ban.

Hong Kong: Exemption conditions for crew change on cargo ships

Hong Kong announced on 5 February it will further tighten the conditions for persons who are exempted from compulsory quarantine under the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) and Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap 599E), including crew members of goods vessels with cargo operation.

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