Crew change crisis is far from over and issues around vaccination need to be resolved. The crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement … Read more here..
The World Maritime Theme for 2021 is dedicated to seafarers, highlighting their central role in the future of shipping. “We all must do better to support our brave professionals who … Read more here..
It is very disheartening to see that commercial and business travelers are allowed to travel all over the world using the same planes and airports, but seafarers are not allowed … Read more here..
BIMCO has launched an initiative to raise awareness about the crucial role of shipping and its seafarers. Help raise awareness outside the shipping industry by sharing this video.. Go to … Read more here..
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has spoken out against “no crew change” clauses in charterparties, pointing out that such clauses exacerbate the dire situation of stranded seafarers and undermine the efforts undertaken to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis. So-called … Read more here..
UN Human Rights Day puts the global spotlight on the importance of human rights in the post-COVID recovery. IMO is highlighting the plight of the hundreds of thousands of seafarers … Read more here..
The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers and to implement relevant measures to allow stranded seafarers … Read more here..
IMO has issued updated protocols to ensure safe crew change during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Framework of Protocols was first issued on 5 May 2020 and has now been revised, … Read more here..
Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home, and for their relief crews to be able to join ships. New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate … Read more here..
Some 400,000 seafarers from across the globe are now stranded on ships, continuing to work but unable to be relieved, in a deepening crew change crisis which threatens trade and … Read more here..
Yet another appeal has been sent to Governments to recognize seafarers as keyworkers and address the humanitarian crisis faced by the shipping sector, ensure maritime safety and facilitate economic recovery from … Read more here..
A humanitarian crisis is taking place at sea and urgent action is needed to protect seafarers’ health and ensure the safety of shipping, the IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has warned. … Read more here..
By now, everyone is aware of the plight of the thousands of seafarers around the world who are either stuck onboard ships even after their contract has expired or stuck … Read more here..
It is alarming when news of suicide attempts, violence and desperation becomes commonplace. This is, unfortunately, the state of affairs today with seafarers who are tired, on the brink of … Read more here..
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the commitment of 12 countries to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, following a virtual ministerial summit hosted by the … Read more here..