No kitchen nightmares at sea with the new ICS Training Record Book for Ships' Cooks

(May 27 2021)

Ships’ cooks have a unique role on board a vessel and it is widely known that a well fed crew is essential to the effective running of a ship.



'Mt Iba' tanker crew to leave Dubai on repatriation flights

(May 13 2021)

The crew of the abandoned merchant tanker Mt Iba are set to fly home to their families after four years stranded in the Gulf.



12 crew positive, 4 in hospital with 2 in ICU in Port-la-Nouvelle France

(May 13 2021)

Tanker FMT BERGAMA arrived at Port-la-Nouvelle from Terneuzen, Netherlands, on the evening of May 6th. Prior to arrival, the Master reported covid-like symptoms among the crew.



Sanmar Shipping crude tanker quarantined at Vizhinjam

(May 13 2021)

A crude oil tanker owned by Sanmar Delivery Ltd has been quarantined at Vizhinjam Port for 14 days from Monday after 5 crew members on the ship have been examined Covid-19 optimistic.



Cuban tanker en route to Venezuela reports missing sailor at sea

(May 13 2021)

A crew member aboard a Cuba-flagged oil tanker on its way from a Mexican shipyard to Venezuela was reported missing this week, according to a shipping report seen by Reuters, the second incident aboard the same vessel in about a year.



Crew on tanker in French port tested for Indian Covid variant

(May 06 2021)

Sixteen sailors from an oil tanker that passed through India are currently in solitary confinement in Le Havre after testing positive for Covid-19.



Crew member dies after falling from tanker in Bay of Algeciras

(May 06 2021)

A man died at dawn last Tuesday after falling from an oil tanker in the Bay of Algeciras.



Suezmax tanker immobilized because of mass sick crew

(Apr 29 2021)

Suezmax tanker FARIWAY had to be moved to Le Havre from outer anchorage by 5 tugs on April 24 out of safety concerns, reportedly the tanker was immobilized due to mass crew sickness.



New COVID-19 cluster in Singapore

(Apr 29 2021)

A new COVID-19 cluster was reported in Singapore on Saturday (April 24) after four community cases were linked to an Indonesian sea crew who tested positive last week.



Maritime Union of Australia calls for investigation into Inge Kosan’s man overboard

(Apr 29 2021)

The Union is calling for an investigation into a mystery plaguing the Inge Kosan.



Ship-owners seek vaccinated crew as Covid cases surge in India

(Apr 29 2021)

Concerns over availability of vaccines and waiting time are adding to the job uncertainty of seafarers as new variants of the Covid-19 virus wreaks havoc in one of the top suppliers of manpower to the global shipping industry.



Oil tanker anchored off Cape Breton coast due to positive COVID-19 tests

(Apr 22 2021)

An oil tanker has been anchored off Cape Breton since Sunday because of concerns several crew members may have contracted COVID-19.



The Seafarers’ Charity awards grants to new online services to support seafarers

(Apr 22 2021)

Actioning their new strategic approach, The Seafarers’ Charity awarded a total of £844,760 to 17 organisations in its first meeting of this year’s grant programme.



2 sick crew medevaced from Suezmax crude oil tanker in France

(Apr 22 2021)

Suezmax tanker FARIWAY requested medical assistance for two sick crew members on the evening of April 20th off Le Havre, France.



ITIC warns on the importance of checking crew COVID-19 tests

(Apr 21 2021)

ITIC - International Transport Intermediaries Club – highlights the importance of thoroughly checking the results of crew COVID-19 tests in a recent case handled by the insurer.




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June-July 2021

Stena Bulk and decarbonisation - how BHP makes decarbonisation work financially - update on worldwide piracy - managing security risks of ECDIS - tanker inert gas systems