Monday, August 23, 2021
Chevron Big Foot

U.S. Energy Companies Begin Mandating Vaccines for Employees, Gulf of Mexico Workers

Update: Chevron is now requiring expatriate employees, workers traveling internationally, and employees on U.S.-flagged ships to receive vaccinations, WSJ reported. Chevron employees working on platforms in the Gulf of Mexico will...

August 23, 2021
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Sunday, August 22, 2021
Officer On A US Navy Ship's Bridge Wing

What Can Corporations Learn From The US Navy’s Vaccine Campaign?

By Rebecca Torrence, Bloomberg (OPED) The corporate world may want to take a page out of the U.S. Navy’s manual when it comes to boosting workforce Covid-19 vaccination rates. The...

August 22, 2021
Total Views: 549

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Disney Cruise Ship Underway

CDC Says Vaccinated Cruisers Should Avoid Voyages

By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) Cruise shares slipped in after-market trading late Friday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said high-risk travelers should avoid cruise ship travel, whether they are...

August 21, 2021
Total Views: 760

Thursday, August 12, 2021
maine maritime academy

Maine Maritime Academy to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Students

Maine Maritime Academy will require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 this fall as the Delta variant continues to complicate the return of normal in-person learning for the nation’s maritime...

August 12, 2021
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Survey Shows Frighteningly Low Vaccination Rate Among Seafarers

Only about 15% of the world’s seafarers have been vaccinated from COVID-19, according to data from the Neptune Declaration Crew Change Indicator. Meanwhile, figures from ten top ship managers, who...

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 702

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: 996

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: 1000

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: 2477

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: 1812

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: 3401

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: 2941

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: 1568

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: 6315

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: 1559

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: 2173

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: 3380

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: 1601

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: 993