Carnival Cruises announced that it will resume certain North American voyages in August, in efforts to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic that severely impacted the cruise industry.
Seafarers’ happiness has been lower for the first quarter of 2020, with clear concerns about current safety and welfare provision for those serving at sea during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report.
ITF published a protocol which should be viewed as minimum steps that employers should implement to protect dockers and all workers within the ports.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launched a new circular concerning operators of harbour craft and pleasure craft, and vessels in port.
Over the past days, IACS has received many requests from interested parties seeking guidance on how it will respond to the current and forthcoming challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two partners joined forces to provide medical services to seafarers onboard commercial ships and cruise liners, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Allianz Care, the health brand of insurance conglomerate Allianz Partners, has partnered with maritime health technology provider Tritan Software.
In a moving personal message to seafarers, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim assures them that IMO understands the unique problems they face during the COVID-19pandemic and has been working tirelessly at all levels to find solutions for them.
During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Giorgos Kyriazis, P Ship Systems Ltd, talked about stopping plastic bottled water for vessels, explaining that there are field-tested, autonomous and robust solutions for all vessel areas, covering all regulations, using ship’s existing infrastructure to provide instant metallic fresh drinking/cooking water.
Acknowledging the challenges that naval, cruise and merchant vessel operators face during COVID-19, the U.S. Navy has released new guidelines in case of coronavirus on board.
Noise on board ships can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. It is usually gradual because of prolonged exposure to noise, such as working in an engine room without wearing hearing protection. However, hearing loss is not the only problem; seafarers may develop distressing conditions such as ringing, whistling, buzzing or humming in the ears, which can lead to disturbed sleep.
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