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Posted: 7 days ago

Singaporean seafarers get additional unemployment assistance

Singaporean seafarers who were unable to secure shipboard employment between May and December 2020 d...

Posted: 7 days ago
Posted: 7 days ago

China opens 10 ports to crew changes

Ten Chinese ports will resume foreign crew change operations with certain requirements in place, tak...

Categories:
  • Ports & Logistics
Posted: 7 days ago
Posted: 22 days ago

Over 400,000 seafarers trapped at sea as crew change crisis nears breaking point

More than 400,000 seafarers remain trapped at sea on more than 60,000 cargo ships, as calls to end t...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 22 days ago
Posted: 26 days ago

Seafarer humanitarian crisis in the spotlight of World Maritime Day

On 24 September, the IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual Wor...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 26 days ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

Singapore crew change fund gets $500,000

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers...

Categories:
  • Collaboration
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

ITF: Seafarer abandonment rises in Arab world

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has warned of a growing number of crew m...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

How has going under the radar for the shipping industry backfired today?

The shipping industry is faced with one of the greatest humanitarian crises in years, affecting over...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

IMO Secretary-General warns of increasing risk of casualties as some seafarers are stuck at sea for over 17 months

Some seafarers have now been on board their ships for more than 17 months, exceeding the 11-months l...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

Singapore establishes fund, crew facilitation centre to clamp down on crew change crisis

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is stepping up its efforts to accelerate crew cha...

Categories:
  • Ports & Logistics
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: 2 months ago

ITF repatriates fatigued bulker crew after they down their tools in Panama

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has managed to repatriate the fatigued c...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Seafarers in Australia refuse to sail as crew change crisis continues to brew

Crews on two more ships in Australia have refused to keep sailing, demanding repatriation as crew ch...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Genco Shipping changed crew on 70% of its ships despite COVID-19 restrictions

U.S. headquartered drybulk shipowner Genco Shipping & Trading Limited said that it has managed t...

Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

ICS calls out irresponsible manning agencies for breaching protocols as crew-change crisis hits 500,000 seafarers

Reports of non-compliance with strict crew change protocols, resulting in seafarers testing positive...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Greece exempts seafarers from entry restriction

Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the I...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Singapore warns of increasing number of COVID-19-infected seafarers, breaches of SHN orders

Singapore Shipping Association has voiced concern about the increasing number of seafarers arriving ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Stranded seafarers on board Danish ships can return home

The Danish government, together with Danish Shipping, the maritime section of the Danish Metalworke...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

ITF: 600,000 seafarers impacted by crew change crisis

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) estimates that there are now approximately 300...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Maersk says crew change situation not tenable as it pushes with repatriation efforts

Danish container shipping major Maersk is pushing forward with the repatriation of its seafarers, li...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Maritime summit: 13 governments promise to solve crew change crisis

Twelve countries have committed to facilitating crew changes and achieving key worker designation fo...

Categories:
  • Authorities & Government
Posted: 3 months ago
  • long read
Posted: 3 months ago
Premium

The declining attractiveness of working at sea: Where do we go from here?

The maritime sector is the backbone of the global supply chain, with 90 per cent of the world trade,...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Maritime industry urges EU leaders to ensure crew changes for thousands of seafarers

Maritime partners urge leaders “to commit to doing everything in their power” to promote...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Philippines opens ‘green lane’ for seafarers in Asia

The Philippines opened the first “green lane” for seafarers in Asia to allow the free movement of se...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

ICS: 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea and shore due to crew change crisis

A staggering number of seafarers is being impacted by the inability to carry out crew changes due to...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
  • long read
Posted: 4 months ago

Crew repatriation: the brighter side of things

The number of seafarers pending their sign-off at sea is increasing by the day as the industry await...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

HRAS disassociates from ITF’s ‘Enough is enough’ call to action

Maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has denounced the ‘Enough is enough’ call to action by the I...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

Seafarers are going to start enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home with...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 4 months ago