Cyprus approves formal crew change process

Amid a growing discussion on the need for states to enable crew changes and protect seafarers’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) officially announced a new process to facilitate crew changes, which are now possible under certain conditions.

Cyprus drops detention levels by more than half

According to US Government’s 2019 Annual Report on Port State Control, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry is no longer included on the Targeted Flag List of the United States Coastguard (USCG) concerning the safety performance of flag administrations.

EU: Passenger rights legislation amid the COVID-19 outbreak

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has, the European Commission launched a set of guidelines, presenting the certain provisions of the EU passenger rights legislation apply in the context of the COVID-19, notably with respect to cancellations and delays.

Wallem’s Frank Coles: Reality never changed as fast as it is happening today

During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, in a keynote address to delegates, Frank Coles, Group Chief Executive, Wallem, provided an overview of the current realities shipping has to encounter, highlighting that the industry is neither special, nor immune from the 4th industrial revolution. The longer it resists, the greater the pain is going to be and if it wants to be special, it needs to reinvent itself and “forget the dinosaurs and their havens of denial”.

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