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Posted: 2 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...

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  • Vessels
Posted: 2 days ago
Posted: 8 days ago

New report reveals skills issues in the UK maritime sector

The UK’s Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) has released its Labour Market Intelligence Report t...

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  • Human Capital
Posted: 8 days ago
Posted: 8 days ago

ITF warns of shipping’s backslide on safety & seafarers’ rights amid COVID-19 impact

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the shipping industry goes beyond the crew change crisis as ...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 8 days ago
Posted: 12 days ago

AMSA bans bulker for underpaying crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier AC Sesoda...

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  • Vessels
Posted: 12 days ago
Posted: 16 days 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: 16 days ago
Posted: 19 days 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...

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  • Vessels
Posted: 19 days ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

Australia bans bulker for mistreating seafarers

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Uniso...

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  • Authorities & Government
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

Kidnapped crew members of Curacao Trader freed

The 13 crew members of product tanker MT Curacao Trader, who were kidnapped off Benin back in July, ...

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

Vancouver: Two seafarers on board Hapag-Lloyd ship test positive for COVID-19

German container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed new coronavirus cases among its crew. ...

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

Klaveness reveals two crew were infected with COVID-19

Klaveness Combination Carriers reported that two crew members on board one of its CABU vessels had b...

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

MUA: Australian seafarers win legal victory over MV Portland replacement

The Federal Court of Australia has handed a major legal victory to ten Australian seafarers who unde...

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

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

UAE opens up for crew changes

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has resumed crew change activities in all its ports and waters, the F...

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

Greek-owned bulker banned from Australia for underpaying crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
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

Two Hapag-Lloyd ships return to normal ops after crew tests negative for COVID-19

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd confirmed that there is no active COVID-19 cases on board its tw...

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...

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

IMB: 77 seafarers taken hostage since January

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or...

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

Isle of Man Ship Registry launching new app to help seafarers during COVID-19

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is set to launch the first-ever seafarer welfare app designed by a shi...

Categories:
  • IT & Software
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 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...

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  • Authorities & Government
Posted: 2 months ago
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Posted: 2 months ago
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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: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 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...

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