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Maersk’s response to the Etienne crisis

In response to the Maersk’s Etienne incident, where 27 refugees jumped overboard the vessel, the company highlighted how it acted amid this unusual crisis.

Shipping bodies call EU to act on Mediterranean migrant rescues

A group of shipping bodies and associations sent an open letter to European Commissioners, including President Ursula von der Leyen, calling for prompt and predictable disembarkations of persons rescued by merchant vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

Maersk Etienne safely disembarks migrants

Maersk reported that they safely disebarked the 27 migrants from the Maersk Etienne tanker in the Mediterranean. The migrants have now been transferred to the ship Mare Jonio operated by the non-governmental organization Mediterranea.

Human Trafficking in the Andaman Sea on the rise

Liberia Maritime Authority advises operators to lookout for possible sightings of vessels engaged in human trafficking in the Andaman Sea and the northern part of Straits of Malacca including coastal areas off Bangladesh/off Myanmar. 

How clandestine migration leads to cargo contamination

Clandestine migration is an issue that attracts interest these days, with TT Club informing that except border disruptions, this issue poses a great risk of contamination and damage to goods. Now, 2019 closed with surging numbers concerning clandestine migration with each Brexit deadline, as smugglers anticipated the border becoming more secure after Brexit.

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