The NI launches new edition of Stowaways by Sea

(May 21 2020)

Stowaways are an age-old problem for shipping, but the threats they pose and the potential consequences and costs of stowaways getting on board have increased greatly in recent years.



During ‘Mental Health Awareness’ week Hanseaticsoft highlights how technology can support seafarers

(May 21 2020)

In Mental Health Awareness Week, Alexander Buchmann, Managing Director, of Hanseaticsoft is urging shipping companies to make better use of technology on board to support mental wellbeing both during the COVID-19 crisis and in the future.



Crude oil tanker bursts into flames in Medan, injuring 22

(May 14 2020)

At least 22 workers were injured when crude oil tanker Jag Leela exploded into flames at Belawan Port in Medan, North Sumatra.



IMO recommended framework of protocols for designated crew changes

(May 14 2020)

Each month about 150,000 seafarers need to be changed over to and from the ships which they operate to ensure compliance with international maritime regulations which ensures crew safety, health and welfare, and the prevention of fatigue.



Cyprus supports seafarers with formal crew changeover process

(May 07 2020)

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) formally announces a new process to facilitate crew changes during the Covid-19 pandemic.



Sick Malaysian sailor evacuated from oil tanker off Durban coast

(Apr 30 2020)

A NSRI team evacuated a sick Malaysian sailor from a crude oil tanker off the coast of Durban on Sunday.



Solving the crew-change challenge is proving difficult warns crewing manager

(Apr 30 2020)

Crew managers attempting to repatriate or relieve seafarers are facing a number of challenges, and these may be the tip of the iceberg for the shipping industry, according to crewing specialist Henrik Jensen.



Marlink supports ship operators and their crews during COVID-19 pandemic

(Apr 23 2020)

Marlink has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching ‘StrongerTogether’, comprising a broad range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries.



Trapped by COVID-19 – highlighting the plight of seafarers on board vessels

(Apr 23 2020)

CHIRP Maritime has published 3 Insight Articles on the plight of seafarers currently trapped on board and unable to be repatriated during the current COVID-19 pandemic.



SQLearn offers COVID-19 awareness e-learning course to the shipping community

(Apr 16 2020)

Further to the latest developments of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the global economy and especially in the shipping industry, SQLearn has developed an e-learning course to create awareness for the COVID-19 pandemic based on IMO advice ...



Man overboard in the Fos Sur Mer channel

(Apr 16 2020)

On Monday, April 13, 2020, at around 6:00 a.m., the CrossMed was alerted by the Crown semaphore that a 55-year-old Latvian man belonging to the crew of the chemical tanker "Elandra Baltic" flying the flag of the Marshall Islands, had fallen into the ...



Russian embassy in Manilla thanks Philippine Government for accepting sick seafarer

(Apr 15 2020)

The Russian Embassy in the Philippines made a Facebook post thanking the Philippine Government for accepting a sick seafarer.



Synergy Group calls for collective action on shipping’s coronavirus crewing crisis

(Apr 02 2020)

The organisation of collective crew changes at key hub ports by ship managers and owners has the potential to solve the seafarer welfare crisis currently threatening global supply chains, believes Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of leading Singa...



Coronavirus - How to Beat it

(Mar 26 2020)

In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, leading maritime training companies Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new programme called: “Coronavirus- How to Beat it.”



Republic of the Marshall Islands urges countries to treat seafarers as key transport workers

(Mar 26 2020)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), one of the world’s largest maritime registries, with more than 4,700 vessels and nearly 100,000 seafarers serving on RMI-flagged vessels encourages countries to recognize and protect seafarers as key transp...




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June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations