Crew News


Seafarer Happiness on the Rise

Aug 02, 2022

Seafarer happiness levels are trending upward after reaching a record low last quarter, according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report published by The Mission to Seafarers.The survey, undertaken with the support of the Standard Club and Idwal, reports on Q2 2022 and shows that the influx of industry solutions to tackle seafarer wellbeing has finally begun to lift morale and the mindset onboard…

Seafarer Shortage Stands in Way of Ukraine Grain Corridor

Jul 27, 2022

Finding enough seafarers willing to sail ships stuck inside Ukraine's ports is set to pose a major challenge to the proposed grains corridor designed to ease an international food crisis.Russia and Ukraine last week signed a deal to restart…

Idwal Vessel Inspections Now Include Crew Welfare Checks

Jun 28, 2022

Ship inspection business Idwal said it has added 12 key crew welfare questions to its inspection process in an attempt to help raise awareness of some of the issues facing seafarers globally.With its international surveyor network, Idwal has several representatives on all types of vessels every day…

Industry Body Calls for More States to Ratify MLC

May 19, 2022

In a statement submitted to the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) meeting held last week, SRI, the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law, called for more States to ratify the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) to ensure a level playing field in the shipping industry…

New Seafarer Welfare and Wellbeing App Launched

Feb 01, 2022

International maritime network Stella Maris has teamed up with tech start-up FrontM to develop a new crew collaboration and wellbeing platform and super-app designed to give seafarers and fishers across the world quick access to Stella Maris's global chaplaincy directory…

IMO Creates International Day for Women in Maritime

Nov 12, 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, meeting from November 8-12, established an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on May 18 every year.Once adopted by the IMO Assembly in December 2021, the observance will celebrate women in the industry…

Columbia Shipmanagement Announces New Mental Health Initiative

Nov 10, 2021

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) said it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare.CSM will be presenting courses prepared and delivered in partnership with Mission to Seafarers…

COVID-19 Vaccine Offered Free for Seafarers

Aug 11, 2021

Crew services specialist Boers has launched seafarer vaccination programs at German and Belgian ports, as shipping executives warn of onboard COVID-19 outbreaks because mariners are not getting vaccines quick enough.Seafarers arriving at ports in Antwerp…

The Crew Change Crisis is Getting Worse

Jul 01, 2021

The crew change crisis that has been plaguing the maritime industry for more than a year and a half is raging on and only getting worse, data from 10 of the world's top ship managers suggests.The number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond the expiry of their contract has continued rising from 7…

New Banking Payment Platform for Seafarers Launched

Jun 17, 2021

A new touch-free payment platform for the maritime industry has been launched by Secure Seas.Secure Seas says its electronic payment platform is designed to provide financial security to seafarers by transferring their pay electronically, removing…

Relief Fund Raises $530,000 for Seafarers Impacted by COVID-19

May 27, 2021

Only three weeks after launching, a relief fund established to help seafarers and the families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has collected $530,000 in pledges to date, nearly $400,000 of which has already been allocated to help those worst affected…

Sailors’ Society Expands Seafarer Wellness Campaign

May 19, 2021

Shipping companies are being invited to sign up to a free mental health and wellbeing campaign offering support not just to crews, but also their families and shore staff.International maritime charity Sailors’ Society said it has expanded its…

Three More Ever Given Crew Members Cleared to Go Home

Apr 29, 2021

Three crew members aboard the cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal last month will be allowed to return home, the ship’s manager said on Thursday.The Ever Given has been anchored in a lake between two sections of the canal…

InterManager to Source Vaccinations for Seafarers

Apr 27, 2021

Frustrated by the lack of progress and slow pace of international efforts, ship management trade group InterManager said it will work separately to obtain COVID-19 vaccines to protect the world’s more than 1.5 million seafarers and thereby keep international trade routes open…

Liberian Registry Introduces Online Services for Seafarers

Apr 08, 2021

The Liberian Registry has unveiled two new online platforms that aim to give seafarers easier access to apply for documents and credentials, and for taking Liberian license and upgrade examinations.  The first platform is designed to allow seafarers…

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