Monday, July 26, 2021
port of antwerp

Belgium Expands Vaccination Campaign to All Seafarers

The government of Belgium has expanded its seafarer vaccination campaign to include all seafarers visiting Belgian ports, regardless of nationality. Starting today, mobile medical teams will have the ability to...

July 26, 2021
Total Views: 932

Thursday, July 22, 2021

World Health Organization Says Seafarers Should Be Given Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccination

The World Health Organization has included seafarers among groups of transportation workers that should be given priority access to COVID-19 vaccinations in instances of limited supplies. The WHO’s updated guidance...

July 22, 2021
Total Views: 956

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination shot nurse

Shipping Chaos Will Grow With Most Seafarers Unvaccinated

By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) Global vaccinations of seafarers are going too slowly to prevent outbreaks on ships from causing more trade disruptions, endangering maritime workers and potentially slowing economies trying...

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 2439

Monday, June 28, 2021
ship at anchor

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 circular by the Cyprus Shipping Deputy...

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1760

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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 self-centered behaviors of...

June 22, 2021
Total Views: 3372

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
vaccinated seafarers

Weary Seafarers Come Ashore in U.S. for J&J One-Dose Shots

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Ports around the U.S. are rolling out vaccines for seafarers, extending a lifeline to thousands of mostly foreign workers who’ve spent the pandemic isolated aboard ships...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 2931

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
ship crew-change covid19 pandemic

UN Bodies Call for Seafarers and Aviation Workers to Be Given Priority Access to Vaccines

As the world watched the Ever Given salvage over the last week, the heads of five UN organizations joined together in a call for maritime and air transport workers to...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1567

Monday, March 22, 2021

Unvaccinated Seafarers Put Shipping in ‘Legal Minefield’, Says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping is raising the alarm on seafarer vaccinations… or lack there of. The shipping trade group has warned that lack of access to vaccinations for the...

March 22, 2021
Total Views: 6235

Friday, March 19, 2021

Despite Progress, Shipping Industry Fears COVID-19 Crew Change Crisis is Far from Over

While the number of seafarers impacted by the COVID-19 crew change crisis has fallen in recent months, the shipping industry is concerned that the number could be on the rise...

March 19, 2021
Total Views: 1548

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
oil tanker loading

Supertankers Losing Millions Are a Bullish Vaccine Trade

By Alex Longley and Alaric Nightingale (Bloomberg) — The market for moving oil across the world’s oceans is currently so bad that owners of the industry’s biggest supertankers are actually subsidizing...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 2169

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

America’s Largest Port Starts COVID-19 Vaccinations

(gCaptain editorial note: Did I miss publishing the fucking news from ports about vaccinating mariners so they can go the fuck home? Admiral Schultz, USCG… do you have any information...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 3377

Monday, February 15, 2021
port of long beach

Vaccinations Start for Dockworkers at Nation’s Busiest Port Complex

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 (Reuters) – About 800 longshoremen from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday got the first COVID-19 vaccinations for dockworkers...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 1598

Monday, February 1, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach

FMC Urges Biden Administration to Expedite Vaccinations for Nation’s Dockworkers

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl Bentzel and Daniel Maffei have written to US president Joe Biden urging his new administration to classify the country’s dockers and...

February 1, 2021
Total Views: 990