IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, issued a statement on COVID-19, stressing the vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers’ welfare.
ISWAN has published a new video focusing on the risks posed to Indian seafarers who sign up to unlicensed crewing agencies.
A strange vehicle will be driving on the bottom of the harbor in the western port area of the Port of Rotterdam, on a trial basis. It is the Deep Dig-it, an unmanned trencher of 17 meters long and 138,000 kilos clean on the hook.
SafeLearn, a product line of Safebridge, launches a new online training called “Mastering Daily Navigation.” The course is designed to educate and refresh the knowledge of all watchkeeping ranks on how to combine traditional navigation with modern-day technology.
Following the WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday suspension of all travel from 26 European countries to the United States for the next 30 days, in an effort to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
WHO has declared the COVID-19 a pandemic in light of both the alarming levels of its spread and severity, and “the alarming levels of inaction”. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.
WHO has issued a video sharing tips on how we can protect from the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus and spread from person to person, mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
National Geographic Endurance, an expedition ship built for polar navigation, has successfully completed its first sea trials. The ship be delivered this month. It features 124.4-meters, with a deadweath of around 1,250 tonnes and a maximum speed of 17.3 knots.
On Thursday, contractors are scheduled to begin construction of an environmental protection barrier (EPB) around the car carrier Golden Ray, almost six months after the ship grounded in St. Simons Sound, Georgia.
A new research focused on the pressures facing seafarers by corruption when they arrive at some ports. Interviews gathered by academics at Cardiff University reveal how seafarers are often faced with demands for cash and provisions when their vessels enter ports.
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