Australia’s COVID-19 quarantine restrictions have trapped some seafarers working on ships for as long as 18 months, the ITF Australian branch noted, denouncing that Australian ports are relying on “slavery”.
The first day of the SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum successfully concluded on October 20th focusing on the implication of the pandemic in the short and long term and holding discussions on how the industry should work in creating a safe, clean, inclusive and sustainable future for shipping.
Following the crew change crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chile is the first country in South America to permit international crew change operations in line with the IMO protocols.
Nautilus International signed a letter urging the United States Congress to solve the crew change crisis, keeping in mind that seafarers are still prevented from leaving their vessels to return home.
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.
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.
As of 12 October 2020, crew change requirements in Panama are subject to Executive Decree No. 1089 of 23 September 2020, the Panama Maritime Authority announced.
In light of the crew change crisis that COVID-19 has brought, BIMCO’s offices in Shanghai announced that China opens up 10 ports for foreign crew change operations.
New Korean quarantine legislation, which came into force to combat the spread of Covid-19, is being enforced by authorities in respect of all vessel calling at Korean Ports.
Amid the crew change crisis, Seafarers UK is inviting organisations providing welfare services for seafarers impacted by COVID-19, to apply for grants.
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- Maritime Health
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- Cyber Security
US charges Russian military intelligence officers for ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack21/10/2020
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