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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…

LR Supporting Critical Supply Chains During Pandemic

Apr 03, 2020

Lloyd’s Register (LR) says it is driving proactive collaboration with key shipping stakeholders to support the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Coronavirus (COVID-19) recommendations for facilitating maritime trade – including the…

APM Terminals Pipavav Operational During COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

APM Terminals Pipavav said operations continue at the Indian port in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.The port operator said it has adopted stringent measures in line with the guidelines of the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) and local…

VIKING Offering E-learning Amid Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

VIKING Safety Academy has addressed a fast-emerging seafarer training issue brought by coronavirus by delivering a unique e-learning tool that can keep seafarers STCW-compliant until restrictions on movement and social interactions come to an end…

Coronavirus: How to Beat it

Mar 20, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, maritime training companies Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new program called: “Coronavirus- How to Beat it.”Available free to the maritime industry, the program outlines the common symptoms…

COVID-19: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Issues "Unprecedented Exemption" for Car Ferry

Mar 18, 2020

MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles on select crossingsRed Funnel worked with the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to identify exceptional solutions to support the government’s social distancing…

CG Medevacs Woman From Cruise Ship Off New Jersey Coast

Mar 16, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old woman approximately 120 miles off the coast of New Jersey, Sunday evening.The captain of the cruise ship Norwegian Gem contacted watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s command center at 2:30 p…

No Coronavirus Found on Marseille Cruise Ship Passengers

Mar 10, 2020

Tests carried out on two passengers from a cruise ship currently near the French port city of Marseille showed a negative result for the coronavirus, said a spokesman for the Marseille port authority.The passengers had been tested after falling ill with flu-like symptoms…

LISCR Expands Network in Untied States

Mar 05, 2020

The Liberian Registry is expanding its network of Regional Compliance Offices, located in the major ports of the United States. These offices, led by experienced Regional Compliance Managers, are located in Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Jacksonville…

Russia to Disinfect Ships from Iran, Italy and South Korea

Mar 05, 2020

Russia has ordered the mandatorydisinfection of ships arriving at the Black Sea ports of Novorossiisk and Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka from Iran, Italy and South Korea because of the coronavirus, a  document seen by Reuters showed.A branch of Rospotrebnadzor…

Branson: Virgin Cruise Line Will Overcome Coronavirus Fears

Feb 21, 2020

British entrepreneur Richard Branson heralded his first cruise ship 'Scarlet Lady' on Friday as targeting a younger generation of holidaymakers with a range of attractions that he believes will outweigh any fears around coronavirus.Despite the unfortunate timing…

McAfee Named Managing Director of Resolve Alaska

Feb 10, 2020

Resolve Alaska, the northwest operating arm of the Resolve Marine Group, has appointed A.W. McAfee as its new Managing Director.McAfee will be responsible for overseeing Resolve’s operational response and recovery activities. His immediate strategic…

USCG Responds to Puerto Rico Earthquake

Jan 07, 2020

The Coast Guard is responding to a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and seismic activity off the south and southwest coasts of Puerto Rico.All the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands remain open until further notice. Currently, there is…

ClassNK Amends Rules and Guidance

Jan 06, 2020

Japanese classification society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on December 27, 2019.Some of the requirements amended are as follows:In response to feedback from damage investigations…

Japan Sending Warship, Aircraft to Middle East

Dec 27, 2019

Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday…

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