Amid the coronavirus outbreak and the vaccine phase, Union Fédérale Maritime urges the French government to prioritise seafarers for Covid-19 vaccinations.
Following the seizure of the South Korean-flagged MT Hankuk Chemi by Iranian authorities in the waters off Oman, its 20-member crew are now released, making their way home.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, India’s first domestic cruise liner Angriya, is now being used as an accommodation for stranded seafarers, since it helps them to navigate safely between their homes and port of calls.
It is known that the Gulf of Guinea remains a hotspot for piracy incidents, as the latest IMB Piracy Annual Report revealed. To remind, 35 crew were kidnapped from their vessels in 2020, with the GoG accounting for over than 95% of crew kidnap numbers. Amid this crew kidnapping crisis that shipping industry is dealing with, speakers at the 2021 SAFETY4SEA Talk on security, discussed about key anti-piracy measures and the security challenges for the operators.
Amid COVID-19 outbreak and the disruptions that has brought within shipping industry, the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) announced that is extending the duration of two marine documents.
The ship management company, Thome Group shake hands with Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC ShipMoney in order to introduce digital payment solutions for crew wages.
A group of established maritime entities shake hands and collaborated in order to develop a digital platform which goals to improve the emotional well-being of the world’s 1.7 million 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.
Amid the crew change crisis within shipping industry due to COVID-19 pandemic, MPA Singapore managed to cross the 100.000 mark for crew change operations carried out in Singapore.
Amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, MPA of Singapore tested all harbour craft in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. Specifically, the authority reported that during a one-time testing operation involving 825 crew members onboard 98 harbour craft, there were no positive results for the virus.
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