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Government of Canada Partnering with Indigenous Communities to Enhance Marine Safety on the Coast of Labrador

Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, NL, – As part of the third year of the Oceans Protection Program launched in 2017, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honorable Bernadette Jordan, announced the award of $ 461,298 to the Innu First Nation communities of Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, each to acquire a search and …

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New technology may weaken seafarers’ professional judgment (Forum)

  By Guro Kulset Merakerås A good sailor has traditionally been a person who makes decisions that ensure that their ship, cargo and crew are safe. Good seamanship has not been synonymous with following procedures and doing everything by the book. Maybe just the opposite. Opposing a set of rules that are perceived as irrelevant or …

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Transport Canada and marine stakeholders create a seafarers’ welfare board

  OTTAWA- The Government of Canada recognizes the important role seafarers play in moving people and the many goods Canadians rely on every day. Keeping them safe as they work to support Canada’s economy — even during challenging times — is an important priority. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, in collaboration with the Canadian marine community, announced …

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Covid-19 pandemic crises pushing up costs for crew changes

  Ship operators are being warned to expect higher crewing costs next year as pandemic measures and challenges in carrying out crew changes push prices higher. Henrik Jensen, managing director of Danica Crewing Specialists, has analyzed recent crew costs and reports that each crew change is costing an extra $2,000 USD – doubling the price …

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Shocking WMU report underlines why seafarers work such long hours

New research from a team at the World Maritime University (WMU) underlines systemic failures in the implementation of the regulatory regime for seafarers’ hours of work and rest, undermining the credibility of international regulations relating to working hours. ‘A culture of adjustment’, by Dr. Raphael Baumler, Ms. Yvette deKlerk, Dr. Michael Ekow Manuel and Dr. …

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Pirates kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

Anti-piracy training in the Gulf of Guinea. Photo: US Navy In its latest report for the third quarter of the year, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) bureau notes pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting larger groups of seafarers further off the West African coast than before. IMB’s latest global piracy report details …

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Maritime leaders reimagine more resilient, sustainable global seaborne trade

The CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the first container ship of this size powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), set a world record on October 12 by loading 20,723 full containers in Singapore. Finding a new way forward for global seaborne trade was the focus of discussions during the Global Maritime Forum’s week-long Virtual-High Level Meeting on …

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80% of Bulk Carrier crew test positive for COVID-19 off Australia coast

An Oldendorff bulk carrier anchored off Western Australia has become the latest vessel struck with a severe outbreak of COVID-19, serving as a reminder of the dangers that seafarers face during the pandemic. Currently, 80 percent of the crew aboard the 114,753 DWT bulk carrier has tested positive for the virus, although all are reported in …

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Global tripartite initiative to support breaking crew change deadlock

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have …

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