crew change crisis


Friday, August 19, 2022
Shipping

Amid Crew Change Crisis, ITF Inspectors Recovered $37 Million in Unpaid Wages to Seafarers in 2021

As if the pandemic hasn’t created enough problems for seafarers. Try also not getting paid. The International Transport Workers’ Federation came out

August 19, 2022
Total Views: 1082

Monday, August 1, 2022
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Shipping

Rising Optimism Lifts Seafarers’ Happiness Levels

Seafarer happiness levels are recovering after reaching a record low last quarter as optimism returns, according to the Seafarers Happiness Index report

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 967

Friday, May 13, 2022
Shipping

COVID-19’s Impact on Seafarer Populations Will be Felt for Years to Come

Here’s what’s at risk tomorrow if we don’t respond to the crew change crisis today. By Hrishi Olickel and Irina Carbunaru – The crew change crisis

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 2242

Monday, May 9, 2022
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Shipping

Over 600 Stranded I-Kiribati Seafarers Repatriated, Some After Two Years

Over 600 i-Kiribati seafarers trapped overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic have now been repatriated, the International Chamber of Shipping announced Monday.

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 2601

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Shipping

Shipping Groups Launch Seafarer Quarantine Network as Omicron Spread Threatens Border Restrictions

Leading shipping groups representing shipowners, seafarers’ unions, and maritime employers have partnered up to establish their own international network of

December 16, 2021
Total Views: 2690

Sunday, December 12, 2021
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Maritime News

Chinese Seafarers Face Crew Change Challenges

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Chinese seafarers weary of the pandemic are returning home to celebrate the Spring Festival early next year, adding to a shortage of

December 12, 2021
Total Views: 4445

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Shipping

Transport Groups Warn That ‘Knee-Jerk’ Reactions to Omicron Variant Could Spark Worse Supply Chain Disruptions

Organizations and unions from across the transportation sector are warning that world leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are

December 3, 2021
Total Views: 752

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Shipping

Crew Change Crisis Showing Signs of Improvement, But Variant Risks Uncertain, Neptune Indicator Shows

The number of seafarers working on board ships beyond their contracts’ expiration reached the lowest level since May, but impacts of new variants paint

December 1, 2021
Total Views: 1039

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Shipping

Frank Coles: Out of Sight Means Out of Mind

By Frank Coles Over the last four months I have been lucky enough to travel between South Carolina and Key West on my own boat. We called at a

November 30, 2021
Total Views: 2073

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Shipping

Trade Groups Urge UN to End Humanitarian Crisis for Supply Chain Workers

A group of some of the world’s top trade organizations representing transport workers from across maritime, aviation and trucking are calling on the

September 29, 2021
Total Views: 975

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Shipping

COVID Relief Fund for Seafarers Hits $1 Million Goal

After only a few months of fundraising, the Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) has reached its goal of raising $1 million to provide vital relief for

August 17, 2021
Total Views: 915

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Accidents

Shipping Losses Hit Record Low in 2020, But Risks and Challenges Abound -Report

The number of total losses in shipping hit record low levels in 2020, but risks and challenges on several fronts pose a threat to safety, according to marine

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 1411

Monday, August 2, 2021
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Shipping

Opinion: Pathetic Maritime, Its Reactions and Reality

By Frank Coles If you don’t like direct, brash or in your face, stop reading now. You may not like or even agree with what I am going to

August 2, 2021
Total Views: 3668

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Maritime News

The Pool Of Ship Officers Is Running Dry

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers,

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 13929

Sunday, July 25, 2021
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Ports

Indian Union Accuses China Of Unofficial Seafarer Ban

Today Indian media reported that Beijing has imposed an unofficial ban on ships crewed by Indian seafarers. The Times of India, which is the largest selling

July 25, 2021
Total Views: 3147

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Shipping

Turkish Captain Returns Home After a Year as ‘Legal Guardian’ of Abandoned Ship in Egypt

Captain Kara was stuck in Egypt for more than a year as a court-appointed legal guardian of the bulk carrier MV Kenan Mete. A Turkish ship captain is heading

July 6, 2021
Total Views: 3724

Monday, June 28, 2021
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Uncategorized

Cyprus Sets Out to Vaccinate Some 40,000 Seafarers

Cyprus has announced plans to vaccinate all seafarers, some 40,000 of them, on Cyprus-flagged and managed vessels. The plans were announced Friday in a

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1837

Friday, June 25, 2021
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Shipping

On Today’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’, There’s Little to Celebrate

Each year, on June 25th, the U.N. International Maritime Organization celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer‘ as a way to raise awareness about issues

June 25, 2021
Total Views: 1535

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Shipping

No Vaccine At Sea And Still They Worked On…

By Frank Coles (OpEd) – So there is no misunderstanding, I am not a raving lunatic, just a frustrated mariner. I get the complications of COVID, the

June 22, 2021
Total Views: 3418

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Shipping

Seafarers Need To Strike, Says Frank Coles

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week maritime influencer Lena Göthberg published the 165th episode of her popular Shipping Podcast, and the content was

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 16025