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Governments Pledge Crew Change Action

Jul 09, 2020

A dozen countries have have committed to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, following a virtual ministerial summit hosted by the U.K. government on Thursday, marking progress to help resolve a growing crisis facing the maritime industry…

Technology Enhances Crew Well-being -Report

Jun 25, 2020

A new report published by satellite communications provider Inmarsat examines the ways technology can benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea, at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.The report…

Do Not Set Seafarers Up to Fail, Cautions ABS CEO Wiernicki

Jun 25, 2020

“Shipping’s digital revolution must have its roots in the human factor. Expecting today’s shipboard crews to adopt a digital mindset without the right skills puts them in an untenable position and risks safety for everyone.”That is the message from ABS Chairman…

Georgia Allowing Crew Changes

Jun 24, 2020

Georgia has become the latest nation to say it will facilitate crew changes amid the coronavirus pandemic, the country's Maritime Transport Agency said.“It’s been more than a month since Georgia has been actively cooperating with the maritime…

Djibouti Offers Crew Change Support

Jun 16, 2020

Djibouti announced at the United Nations Monday its readiness to facilitate crew change operations for any ships passing through the Bab el Mandeb strait, with the necessary support provided by the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA)…

COVID-19 Measures Prove Costly for Crewing Sector

Jun 16, 2020

Measures being taken by ship operators in an effort to to ensure the safety of seafarers around the globe and the trade of vital food and supplies amid COVID-19 are proving costly as well as tricky warns a crew specialist.Henrik Jensen of Danica…

Inmarsat Extends Seafarer Support

Jun 04, 2020

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat says it continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve seafarer wellbeing. These initiatives include further collaboration with ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network) and maritime charities…

Livestock Ship Held off Australia Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

May 26, 2020

A Kuwaiti livestock ship, without animals aboard, was being held off Australia’s west coast after six crew members tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said on Tuesday, heightening concerns over how arrivals by sea are handled…

When the Bell Rings: Honoring US Merchant Mariners

May 22, 2020

This Memorial Day, as we rightfully honor the military men and women who gave their lives winning and protecting our freedoms, let us not forget an often-overlooked remembrance for the thousands of U.S. merchant mariners who also died serving our country in their own selfless ways…

Wilhelmsen Crowdfunds to Support Seafarers COVID-19 Relief

May 19, 2020

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is crowdfunding to support Mission to Seafarers (MtS), one of the largest maritime charities serving merchant crews around the world in addressing the hardships faced by the affected seafarers.The COVID-19 pandemic…

ShipMoney Digital Payment Solutions for Cash-to-Master Virtual Payments for Seafarers

May 19, 2020

As the health and welfare of seafarers continues to be a point of focus around the world, Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (d/b/a ShipMoney), a provider of payment solutions for maritime companies, introduced ShipMoney Virtual Cards and the Transfer Marketplace…

IMO Endorses Shipping Industry's 12-step Plan for Crew Changes

May 07, 2020

The need for ships to change crews and for the world's 1.2 million seafarers to be able to fly home at the end of their periods of service have emerged as two of the biggest challenges facing the shipping industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Marlink Supporting Crews During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

Satellite communication provider Marlink has launched a range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.The ‘StrongerTogether’ initiative…

ICS Issues Guidance on Managing Ship and Seafarer Certificates Amid COVID-19

Apr 09, 2020

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued new guidance to support the shipping industry in its essential role of ensuring essential goods and commodities, such as energy, food and medical supplies, can be carried to the world during the coronavirus pandemic…

WMU Calls On Communities To Protect Seafarers’ Rights

Apr 09, 2020

As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) apex institution for maritime and ocean education, the World Maritime University (WMU) adds its voice to widespread concerns over the serious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, wellbeing…

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