Human Rights at Sea recently announced that is collaborating with the Indian Ministry of Shipping and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India to improve human rights outcomes for Indian seafarers around the global.
Indian cruise line Jalesh Cruises, will not be resuming operations, noting that as its creditors had arrested the ship Karnika, 60 crew members were stranded on the ship.
India informed maritime training institutes (MTIs) to continue seafarers’ coaching and training activities as a part of the phased lifting of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
While the maritime authorities have the main responsibility of ensuring the effectiveness of the flag States’ monitoring and reporting systems for human rights issues, these mechanisms are not always sufficiently implemented, a new report by British charity Human Rights at Sea shows.
470 Indians will arrive at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), Goa, onboard the Norwegian cruise liner, Norwegian Escape, making the port the first Indian one to host the cruise liner.
The National Union of Seafarers (NUSI) in India announced that they are to propose to the Indian Prime Minister’s Office that seafarers have voting rights onboard ships, gratuity fund, and other welfare initiatives for Indian seafarers.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change issue that has arise, around 100 Indian seafarers are stranded at sea for almost three months, waiting to return back home.
Mumbai Port informed that it simultaneously signed-off of 912 crew from Cruise ship ‘Anthem of Seas’ and an equal number on another cruise ship ‘Celebrity Infinity’ in a single day on June 16, 2020.
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.
Eight ship managers joined forces with crewing firms to run a charterflight from Mumbai to Doha and back, as well as Delhi to Doha and back, to fly Indian crew looking to join ships abroad and to bring back those who had signed off after spending extended contract tenures at sea.
- Maritime Health
Update October: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus23/10/2020
Car carrier arrested in Melbourne over crew change violations23/10/2020
Lessons learned: Presence of waxy crystals in fuel can block fuel filters23/10/2020
USCG receives another application for BWMS type approval23/10/2020
New 20,000 m3 liquefied hydrogen carrier design wins AiP23/10/2020
US CBP finds new pest threat, a first-in-port discovery23/10/2020
USCG to update type approval requirements for survival craft equipment23/10/2020
Potential piracy attack on bunkering vessel in Gulf of Guinea23/10/2020
- Cyber Security
Cybersecurity: How to handle a cyber-attack23/10/2020
PSA Norway to investigate fall of pipe on West Bollsta rig23/10/2020