Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Shipping Group Says Seafarers Should Receive Vaccine Priority

By Annie Lee (Bloomberg) — Governments should prioritize seafarer vaccinations against Covid-19 to help keep global supply chains operating smoothly, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. New variants of Covid-19 in Brazil,...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 917

Friday, January 15, 2021

Frank Coles Resigns as Wallem Group CEO to Focus on Seafarers’ Rights

Hong Kong-based maritime tech company Wallem Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Frank Coles so he can focus his efforts on seafarers’ rights and welfare amid the ongoing...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 2614

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Global Investors Call for End to Crew Change Crisis

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A group of leading investors on Wednesday called for an end to a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 3503

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Year In Review – Top Maritime Stories of 2020

What a year! With 2020 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that continued to make headlines all year long. IMO 2020 The year...

December 29, 2020
Total Views: 13149

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

IMO Calls Out Charterers’ Use of ‘No Crew Change’ Clauses

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling out charterers over the use of “no crew change” clauses and says the controversial practice is exacerbating the on-going crew change crisis. The...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 5920

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Should Include Access to Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines emerge, the importance of allowing travel and vaccinating maritime workers, who are viewed as “essential” in certain (but not all) cases, has come to the fore. The...

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2391

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Fidelity Calls for Urgent Action to Help Stranded Seafarers

By Alastair Marsh (Bloomberg) — Fidelity International is calling for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis and supply-chain risks caused by the more than 400,000 seafarers who are stranded aboard...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 4034

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Labor Group Seeks Help for Hundreds of Thousands of Seafarers Stranded by COVID

By Matthew Lavietes NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the world are stranded at sea due to coronavirus travel restrictions, unable to...

December 8, 2020
Total Views: 2463

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

UN Resolution Urges ‘Key Worker’ Designation for Seafarers

The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other maritime personnel as key workers and implement measures to allow seafarers stranded by the...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 1631

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

China Blacklist Strands More Than 50 Ships With Australian Coal

By Aaron Clark and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — More than $500 million worth of Australian coal is on ships anchored off Chinese ports, as a diplomatic spat between the two countries...

November 24, 2020
Total Views: 4776

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Opinion: Australia’s New Crew Change Policy is Neat, Plausible… And Wrong

By Shipping Australia – Shipping Australia is very concerned about the ongoing crisis caused by a lack of crew changes. Hundreds of thousands of people are trapped at sea and hundreds...

November 20, 2020
Total Views: 2857

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Maritime News

Australia to Return to Pre-Covid Maximum Shipboard Service Limits for Seafarers

Australia is set to end interim regulations that have allowed seafarers to work beyond the maximum time limits set out in international maritime labor regulations amid the COVID-19 crisis. The...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 663

Friday, November 13, 2020
Maritime News

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Addresses Crew Change Crisis – Better Day for Seafarers Coming and Going

By Barry Parker – Repatriation of seafarers has been one of the most vexing issues facing the maritime industry throughout 2020, as Covid-19 has ravaged the world. Port States, however...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 677

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Maritime News

China-Australia Spat Strands 400 Seafarers as Crew Change Humanitarian Crisis Looms

By Aaron Clark, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — An estimated 400 seafarers and roughly 2 million tons of coal are stuck on ships off the northeast coast...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 503

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Maritime News

Overworked Seafarers Face ‘Systematic Failures’ in Work-Rest Compliance -Report

Seafarers face “systemic failures” in the implementation of the regulations related to hours of work and rest, undermining the credibility of the very regulations meant to protect their rights, according...

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 249

Friday, November 6, 2020
Eagle Bulk Ship Stamford

EDITORIAL: Eagle Invests Big Money In Crew Crisis Solutions

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Over 300,000 seafarers are stuck at sea in what the Pope has called one of the biggest crises ever to face the maritime industry but...

November 6, 2020
Total Views: 314

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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Maritime News

Dry Bulk Trade Group Slams Charterers for Preventing Crew Changes

Charterers in the dry bulk sector have been preventing much needed crew changes from taking place despite owners agreeing to pay the associated costs, according to INTERCARGO, the leading association...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 45

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Thailand Eases Ship And Yacht Crew Travel Restrictions

by Orathai Sriring (Reuters) – Thailand on Wednesday further eased coronavirus restrictions and plans to shorten a quarantine period to (assist seafarers and) encourage foreign tourists, an official said. Southeast Asia’s...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 167

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Maritime News

Ship Operating Costs Rise During Crew Change Crisis

By Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — Shipowners are facing rising labor costs as widespread Covid-related restrictions limit movement of seafarers and make crew swaps more expensive. Because relieving and replacing ship...

October 1, 2020
Total Views: 70

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Maritime News

Norway Warns of Forgotten Victims of Covid – Seafarers

By Lars Erik Taraldsen (Bloomberg) — Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg warned of a humanitarian and trade crisis if the roughly 800,000 seafarers stranded around the globe due to the...

September 27, 2020
Total Views: 30