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Shipping Industry Urges Free Movement of Crews to Keep Trade Moving

Apr 07, 2020

Ships must be allowed to change over overworked and exhausted crews to help to keep trade flowing as coronavirus lockdowns shut many transit points across the globe, shipping industry officials said on Tuesday.About 90% of world trade is transported…

New Campaign Aims to Raise Emergency Funds for Seafarers

Apr 06, 2020

A new crowdfunding campaign aims to raise funds for developing world seafarers and their families that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The world's seafarers, especially those from poorer countries, are facing a number of challlenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic…

IMO Urges Governments to Allow Crew Changes

Apr 02, 2020

United Nations shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has echoed industry calls for governments to grant special travel exemptions to seafarers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.In a Circular Letter (link) issued on Monday…

V.Group Names Traaholt CFO

Mar 31, 2020

Ship management and marine services company V.Group announced it has appointed Petter Traaholt as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the V.Group Board.Traaholt joined V.Group from Eltel Group where he was Group CFO, based in Stockholm. Prior to joining Eltel in 2017…

Brazil Blocks Costa Cruise Crew from Coming Ashore Due to Coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020

A Brazilian court has barred crew members from disembarking from the Costa Fascinosa cruise ship anchored with no passengers at the port of Santos after some of their mates developed coronavirus symptoms, city authorities said on Monday.All passengers on the ship…

ABS Helps Ensure Readiness of US Hospital Ships

Mar 30, 2020

ABS made a key contribution to the nation’s COVID-19 response effort, helping ensure the readiness of two ABS-classed U.S. Navy hospital ships.ABS surveyors on the U.S. East and West coast helped the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort sail to provide…

Connecting Crew During COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

Inmarsat Maritime President Ronald Spithout says providing crews with enhanced levels of connectivity and support is critical at this unprecedented time, and offers an insight into the work already underway with welfare organizations to assist seafarers in need…

Danica Boss Says Safer for Crews to Stay on Board

Mar 24, 2020

A crew specialist has urged ship operators to exercise caution when making crew changeovers while the coronavirus outbreak continues to rampage across the globe.Responding to industry calls for seafarers to be given special travel dispensation…

Maersk Suspends Crew Changes

Mar 17, 2020

The widespread coronavirus outbreak has led the world's largest container carrier to suspend crew changes aboard its entire fleet of operated vessels until April 14, a Maersk spokesperson confirmed to MarineLink.The full statement from A.P.…

Denmark Targets Gender Equality in Shipping

Jan 26, 2020

Danish shipping companies have signed a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality, as part of country's new initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in the shipping industry.Just under 20,000 men and just over 3…

KVH Intros Digital Crew Welfare Solution

Jan 23, 2020

KVH Industries, a provider of mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, has introduced a new digital content service called KVH Link to help shipowners, operators and managers provide rest-time entertainment for seafarers and increase onboard productivity…

India Okays Model Pact on Seafarers

Jan 22, 2020

Indian Government approved a model pact with foreign countries that would also allow unilateral recognition of seafarers' competency certificates, thus easing the process for them to seek employment on ships under the flag of that country.The…

Crew of Pacific Warden Released

Dec 25, 2019

Offshore vessel operator Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has informed that seven of its crew members of the Pacific Warden,  abducted in a pirate attack offshore Equatorial Guinea in November, have now been released.According to a press release…

New System Measures Shock Mitigation

Nov 19, 2019

CDG Coast Dynamics Group, Ltd. introduced KINETIX, a vessel and crew monitoring program for high-speed craft, designed to enable  maritime agencies to optimize their shock mitigation strategies using more complete data, more easily comply with legislation…

ShipMoney, ISWAN Partner for 'ShipMoney Cares'

Nov 17, 2019

ShipMoney, an international maritime payment solution provider, launched a new initiative: ShipMoney Cares. “As a company, it’s very important that we give back to the community that supports us,' said Stuart Ostrow, President, ShipMoney. 'Together with ISWAN…

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