Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the crew change issue that has arise, ICS, ITUC and ITF joined their forces and wrote a letter to the UN Secretary General in order to facilitate seafarers’ transportation.
As 22nd of May marks the National Maritime Day, the American Association of Port Authorities called all vessels berthed at all American ports to sound their horns at 1200 hours local time.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the crew change matter that has arise, the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations (IFSMA) urges governments to allow seafarers’ transportation during the outbreak.
In light of the COVID-19 situation and the crew changes restrictions, ATPI Marine & Energy along with the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) are collaborating so as to enhance seafarers’ repatriation.
Amid COVID-19 situation, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) urges IMO to support its recommendation for Governments concerning the movement of offshore personnel during the pandemic.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak and the major travel restrictions that has brought, it is known that several seafarers are stranded onboard, unable to return back home.
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, more than 2.000 UK seafarers are stranded onboard ships around the global due to the lockdown restrictions, as BBC reported.
In light of the COVID-19 situation and the crew changes issue that has arise, the Flag States of Panama and Liberia joined their forces to strongly support IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14.
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.
Watch: RightShip launches 2020 GHG rating29/05/2020
Risk Watch: What key changes will DBMS bring in dry bulk sector?29/05/2020
- Maritime Software
Montrose Port retrofits to digital from manual operations29/05/2020
Port of Antwerp introduces solution for releasing containers29/05/2020
PortXchange reduces idle times on departure29/05/2020
INTERCARGO's Self-Assessment Scheme under development29/05/2020
NTSB investigation: Contact of tow with bridge cell linked to pilot's restricted visibility29/05/2020
Lubrizol Corporation enters Getting to Zero Coalition29/05/2020
- PSC Focus
AMSA detains vessel over inadequate lashing arrangement of cargo29/05/2020
- Loss Prevention
What makes risk assessments more meaningful29/05/2020