Crew change: Indian ports allow foreign crew to sign on

The Indian Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways announced that except Indian seafarers, foreign seafarers are also allowed to sign on and off Indian ports, further assisting the global industry on crew change operations.

Updated guidelines for open loop scrubbers in Indian ports

India’s Director General (DG) for shipping has earlier issued a circular, urging compliance with MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 14. Pursuant to this, below is provided a summary of the current position on wash water and open loop scrubber systems for vessels arriving in ports of India.

ITF urges for end of standoff in China to protect crew welfare

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate regarding the berthing of the coal-carrying vessels in Chinese ports, as some of the seafarers have been on board for more than 20 months.

HRAS: over 2.000 seafarers are being abandoned annually

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.

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