The North Club provides information concerning which countries enable crew changes and which not, providing updates. Thus, the table below includes the countries that facilitate crew changes. The issue of crew changes has been at the centre of attention lately, as port restrictions and the global lockdown have led to many seafarers being onboard vessels and having their contracts extended.
North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea have collaborated to spread the Christmas spirit to seafarers for a second year in a row, by handling over 67 Christmas shoeboxes to Paul Atkinson, AoS port chaplain for Blyth & Tyne.
This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on mental health issues which in shipping industry relate to the nature of seafarers’ job, characterized not only by intensive work hours, but also by isolation, being away from family for too long, fatigue, and many others.
Our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on fatigue which is considered as a significant contributory factor to many incidents in shipping industry and one of the major concerns for seafarers. Latest MARTHA Fatigue Report revealed that fatigue has safety and long-term physical and mental health implications and long tours of duty (over 6 months) may lead to increased sleepiness, loss of sleep quality, reduced motivation which could contribute to ‘near-misses’ and accidents onboard
In this video, Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), highlights the importance of attracting, recruiting and retaining the ‘right crew’. Employing the right crew is important to ensure safe operations. The right crew are those crew with the correct knowledge, experience and attitude when conducting an operation.
As a basic guide, most people need about 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid each day, which is about 8 to 10 glasses. Except from water, hydration can be achieved also from other drinks, such as milk and fruit juice, and fruit and vegetables, such as cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes.
North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea spread an early Christmas joy to seafarers, as on December 5 they donated 59 Christmas shoeboxes which will be distributed to seafarers by AoS port chaplains and ship visitors over the festive period.
North P&I Club advises shipowners on how to ensure a smooth and successful promotion of their chief mates to the all-important role of master. The Club notes that there is need for a structured approach to training and refers to the obvious basics, such as STCW, while sheds focus on mentoring, pastoral care and the Master’s SOLAS safety ‘trump card’.
North P&I Club launches post- repatriation medical scheme for Filipino seafarers
List of countries that restrict the use of open loop scrubbers28/09/2020
STS operations must be risk assessed before committing28/09/2020
Ten facts about the future of maritime technology28/09/2020
BPA responds to Brexit worst-case scenario28/09/2020
French partnership working to decrease pipeline inspection costs28/09/2020
PSA Norway issues order concerning ‘West Mira’ disconnection incident28/09/2020
Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones: Safety considerations for vessels28/09/2020
IUMI highlights big data and digitalization importance in shipping28/09/2020
Saudi Arabia urges UN for an oil spot off Yemen’s abandoned tanker28/09/2020
Enclosed space entry guide addresses risks and causes28/09/2020