Seafarers need an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel

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Provide an enforceable global protocol for “green channel” travel for seafarers This is the call from Frank Coles who has started a petition to the President of the United States … Read more..

Captain and First Officer of Wakashio get 20 months in prison for endangering safe navigation

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Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar and First Officer, Hitihanillage Subhoda Janendra Tilakaratna of the 203,000 DWT Capesize vessel Wakashio which hit a coral reef and sank off the coast of Mauritius … Read more..

2021 – The Year of the Carrier and Supply Disruptions.. Shipping and Freight Resource – Annual Review 2021

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This is the Annual Review of the shipping and freight industry in 2021 by Shipping and Freight Resource.. This is an in depth look into what transpired in our industry … Read more..

COVID-19 crew change crisis – draft Assembly resolution approved

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The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 104th session, 4-8 October 202, approved a draft IMO Assembly resolution consolidating issues related to crew change, access to medical care, ʺkey workerʺ designation and … Read more..

Spotlighting the role of seafarers on World Maritime Day

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On 30 September 2021, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Seafarers: At the core … Read more..

IMO welcomes WHO vaccine roadmap seafarer prioritization

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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the World Health Organization‘s decision to name seafarers as one of the groups of transportation workers that should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination in … Read more..

Singapore restricts seafarers with recent travel history to India

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Seafarers are the backbone of the maritime sector. There are an estimated 1,647,500 seafarers serving on various ships globally. Off these, more than 770,000+ are officers and 870,000+ are ratings … Read more..

COVID-19 crew change crisis still a challenge – IMO Secretary-General

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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..

Stop discriminating against seafarers and enable crew repatriation

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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..

IMO slams “No crew change clauses” in charter parties dictated by charterers

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..