A group of leading shipping organizations has sent an open letter to Asian governments, calling them to resolve the crew change crisis by allowing, among others, temporary visa waivers and a visa free transit area in Asia for seafarers.
A recently launched article issued by the Institute of Development Studies shares a story of a group of women seafarers from the Philippines, shedding light on instances of sexual harassment in the maritime industry.
The number of incidents reported in the Philippines for the first nine months of 2020 has almost doubled compared to the entire year of 2019, with 13 incidents this year compared to seven last year. This is why ReCAAP ISC issued a Special Report to alert the shipping industry.
In its weekly report for 15-21 September, ReCAAP ISC informed of four incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of the four incidents, three occurred at Manila Anchorage, Philippines on consecutive days of 4, 5 and 6 Sep.
Five Filipino seafarers disembarked from their ship on Subic Bay, Philippines, on September 10, beginning what is expected to be a regular crew change operation.
Recently, Chinese ports are strengthening epidemic prevention and control measures on vessels having changed crew overseas within 14 days, especially for Filipino seafarers or vessels that have changed crew members in the Philippines, data by local correspondents Huatai Marine reveals.
The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) reports a rise in theft, robbery and piracy at sea (TRAPS) incidents with a record of two Sea Robberies, six Sea Thefts, and two Attempted Actions incidents from January to August 2020 in both Manila and Batangas Bay, Philippines.
ReCAAP ISC issued an Incident Alert on Incidents at Batangas Anchorage, Philippines. Within an interval of seven days, two incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred while they were berthed/anchored in the region.
The Philippine Coast Guard reported that a Vietnamese-flagged cargo vessel ran aground near the Philippines’ Antique province, after the officer on watch fell asleep.
The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) of the Philippines, under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DoTr), issued procedures and health and safety protocols on the repatriation of Filipino seafarers and the conduct of crew changes.
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