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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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Too easily forgotten heroes under COVID-19 (Forum)

Widely regarded as the senior statesman of world maritime journalism, Michael Grey* offers, in our FORUM section, an impassioned commentary on seafarers as the too easily forgotten heroes of COVID-19. “Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future” might seem somewhat an obvious observation – a bit like suggesting that the sea is a necessary adjunct to …

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Hapag-Lloyd confirms two crew members test COVID positive in Vancouver

  Hapag-Lloyd today reported that two crew members on board the 8,600 TEU containership Sofia Express tested positive for COVID-19 while the vessel was at anchor at the Port of Vancouver’s Deltaport terminal. “Local authorities were duly notified and the mariners were immediately isolated and brought to a quarantine facility ashore. We are hoping for a …

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The Philippines open new crew change hubs

Manila-The Department of Transportation (DOTr), Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, MARINA, and the Office for Transportation Security, have worked together to activate crew change hubs in the Philippines, in order to help address the worldwide need to provide maritime vessels the avenue to refresh their manpower, especially given the current situation and the array …

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Port of London Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, shares a new personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis (Forum)

Photo : Ivana Maria Carrioni-Burnett 10 August 2020  by Ivana Maria Carrioni-Burnett London. UK.  Reporting for Human Rights at Sea , Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another* personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis. At Maritime Magazine, we were struck by this bold statement which drives forward the importance of shipping and in particular the priceless …

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Seafarers still in crisis: a new survey reveals a drop in the happiness index of seafarers 

By Alizée Dussault The well-being and mental health of seafarers have been a topic  seen in the media for a few years now, although the maritime industry remains largely unknown to the general public. However, the subject has never been as hot as it is today, as the Covid-19 pandemic has left more than 300,000 …

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Thirteen countries sign joint statement on Crew change at virtual summit

Photo: V. Group The International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes was held on June 9, hosted by the United Kingdom in London. Following this summit came a joint statement signed by thirteen countries who have agreed to new international measures to open up foreign borders for seafarers and increase the number of commercial flights to …

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More than 4,000 maritime jobs to fill in Quebec  

Quebec City, July 8, 2020 – A new study released today by the Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM) shows that the Québec maritime industry is responsible for 15 600 direct jobs, up 9% from the preceding study, which dates from 2016. Furthermore, maritime-sector organizations foresee that they will have more than …

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Maritime industry calls for EU political leadership on seafarers plight

Due to the heightened humanitarian crisis due to lack of sufficient action by governments in ensuring crew changes happen, European and International maritime industry stakeholders joined forces to seek political leadership and commitment by European leaders to the welfare of seafarers. They urge them to commit to doing everything in their power to promote the …

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Are suicides at sea being underestimated?

Recent reports of seafarers stranded on cruise ships taking their own lives have highlighted the dearth of reliable information about suicides at sea. Maritime welfare charities – many funded by Seafarers UK – continually strive to improve the mental health of seafarers on merchant vessels, by providing helpful sources of information and advice and in …

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