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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…

Containership Loses Boxes in Heavy Seas off Australia

May 25, 2020

A Singapore-flagged containership lost at least 40 containers overboard in heavy seas off the coast of Sydney, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.Just after 6:10 a.m. Sunday, the APL England experienced a temporary loss of propulsion and began rolling heavily…

Israel Linked to Cyberattack on Iranian Port

May 20, 2020

Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility, the Washington Post reported on Monday.Citing unnamed U.S. and foreign government officials…

US Tells Gulf Mariners to Stay Clear of Its Warships

May 20, 2020

In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.”The notice to mariners…

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…

New Model Aims to Help Businesses Get Back to Work After COVID-19

Apr 23, 2020

A new model aims to help commercial and public organizations resume operations safely as restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease.Building on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

Antwerp Port Trials Wristbands for Coronavirus Social Distancing

Apr 23, 2020

Workers in the port of Antwerp will next month begin testing wristbands developed by a Belgian technology company that could help guarantee the social distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic.Rombit, also Antwerp-based, already supplies…

Safeguarding the Maritime Transportation System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 13, 2020

The marine transportation system (MTS) is critical to both our national security and economic prosperity.  The U.S. Coast Guard has an enduring responsibility to safeguard the MTS and enable the uninterrupted flow of maritime commerce. While…

US CDC Extends 'No Sail Order' for All Cruise Ships

Apr 13, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended its “no sail order” for all cruise ships, as it looks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.The new CDC order says that cruise ships have to cease operations for up to 100 days…

Oakland Dockworker Killed in Containership Fall

Mar 31, 2020

A longshore laborer at the Port of Oakland reportedly fell to his death from the deck of a containership at berth in the early hours on Tuesday.The International Longshore and Warehouse Union confirmed that the accident victim was one of its members…

Nigeria Imposes Cargo Vessel Restrictions to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Mar 27, 2020

Nigeria will only allow cargo vessels that have been at sea for more than two weeks to dock in its ports to prevent the spread of coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday.Health experts fear a widespread outbreak in Africa's…

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…

Take the MarTID 2020 Survey

Mar 19, 2020

The deadline to take the 2020 MarTID survey of mariner training practices has been extended to March 31, 2020, and your participation is vital to its success.Take the survey today:Vessel operators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020MarTIDOperatorTraining institutions: https://www…

Survitec Names Krisanda Executive Chairman

Mar 18, 2020

Survitec appointed Ron Krisanda as Executive Chairman for its worldwide life-saving equipment business. In this newly created role, he will lead both the Survitec Board of Directors and the Executive Management Team.Krisanda's business experience includes roles as Chairman…

Long Beach Terminals Remain Open

Mar 17, 2020

Marine terminals at at the United States’ second-busiest seaport have remained open and operating amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with regular vessel calls and scheduled work shifts continuing, the Port of Long Beach said.The port said…

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