Columbia Shipping Management (CMS) launches, in an industry first, a benefits package which offers seafarers life insurance and an investment plan for medical costs, disability provision, pension planning, or house/car purchase.
The Mental Health Support Solution urges the industry to provide support for crew by investing in Psychological First Aid (PFA) for those suffering traumatic experiences. Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director, Charles Watkins highlights the importance of providing aid to the crew members that have experienced a piracy attack, referring to the hijacking of the oil tanker Nave Andromeda just off the Isle of Wight last month.
UK MCA informs that new rules coming into force in December 2020 will ensure that seafarers caught by pirates or another criminal acts will be paid by shipowners if held captive.
In light of the crew change crisis, Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) issued a letter to the Asian government and to the Thailand authorities to raise awareness on the stranded seafarers during the pandemic.
The European Trade Union called on the European Labour Authority to focus on abuse cases concerning seafarers, while ETF contributed a case concerning the responsibility of flag states Cyprus and Madeira for social security of seafarers.
The United Nations (UN) urges the industry to take immediate action to solve the “humanitarian crisis”, calling for an urgent and concrete response from all actors involved –including the business sector.
OCIMF issued an informative paper focusing on the human factor, explaining how it will integrate human factors into its activities by following eight principles and contribute to making the industry progress on human factors.
Following an event on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (24 September), Captain Hedi Marzougui, who was in command of a vessel between December 2019 and May 2020, urged Governments to immediately act and allow seafarers to come home.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informs that they extended the duration of some AMSA issued certificates that expire in the period between 26 March 2020 and 31 January 2021.
The Union for Danish Maritime Officers urged the international trade ogranizations to protect seafarers during sea rescues, in light of the Maersk Etienne incident.
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