Thome – seafarer health and vessel performance

(Jul 23 2021)

We asked Thome Ship Management about how it is tackling the big issues of the day in ship management – seafarer mental health and vessel performance



New thinking on enclosed spaces management essential to saving lives says Ocean Technologies Group

(Jul 16 2021)

A recently updated title launched by the Group will help seafarers manage enclosed spaces and their safe entry.



Tanker interrupted voyage in Atlantic after mass crew illness

(Jul 09 2021)

Bitumen tanker IVER AMBITION interrupted her voyage from Netherlands to Trois-Rivières Canada, it is understood the ship reported mass crew illness on board.



Norstar Ship Management launches Norstar Well@Sea Program to improve wellbeing of seafarers

(Jul 01 2021)

Norstar Ship Management launched the Norstar Well@Sea Program for all the vessels under its management to improve the overall wellbeing of the crew members.



Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry to vaccinate 40000 seafarers

(Jul 01 2021)

On International Day of the Seafarer, the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) issued a circular which outlines plans to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all seafarers on Cyprus-flagged and Cyprus-managed vessels.



Calm haven for seafarers in Doha passes 50,000 visitors in under seven months

(Jul 01 2021)

The world’s first airport lounge for the exclusive use of seafarers and offshore workers has surpassed more than 50,000 visitors since it opened its doors in late 2020 and to mark the International Maritime Organization’s “Day of the Seafarer”, Qatar...



Dutch seafarers reject forced redundancies at John T. Essberger

(Jul 01 2021)

Dutch seafarers working for John T. Essberger, based in Hamburg, have rejected forced redundancies at the tanker shipping company.



Vaccination delays causing crew shortages and rising wages warns Danica

(Jul 01 2021)

Costs are rising in the crewing sector and crew shortages are beginning to be seen as Covid-19 travel restrictions and vaccination delays impact the availability of trained seafarers, warns Danica Crewing Services.



New mobile app offers seafarers offline access to ISWAN’s 24-hour support and resources

(Jul 01 2021)

Seafarers can now download a free mobile app which can be used offline to access help, information and support around the clock.



OneLearn Global launches new covid-19 course for seafarers

(Jun 25 2021)

A new course exploring how crewmembers can shield themselves from coronavirus while at sea is being launched by OneLearn Global, the digital eLearning provider to the maritime industry, on Day of the Seafarer (25 June).



Seafarer mental health – from a management perspective

(Jun 25 2021)

While we all care about seafarer mental health, working out how to tackle it from a management perspective is another challenge. Charles Watkins from Mental Health Support Solutions in Hamburg shared some ideas.



Tapiit Live shares five top tips to mark Men’s Health Week

(Jun 18 2021)

Tapiit Live, the only maritime technology business providing livestreamed, interactive training at sea, is sharing five top tips to improve onboard mental health to coincide with Men’s Health Week (14-21 June).



Italian marines: India closes criminal cases in 2012 shooting

(Jun 18 2021)

India's Supreme court has closed criminal cases against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012.



Utklien confirms Covid death of Indian seafarer on chemical tanker M/T Straum

(Jun 15 2021)

We deeply regret the loss of one of the Indian crew members onboard M/T Straum.



Initial results of BMA survey show 87% of seafarers still to receive a first vaccine

(Jun 10 2021)

The Seafarer COVID-19 Welfare Survey announced recently by The Bahamas Maritime Authority has already garnered very high levels of support from maritime organisations and seafarers themselves.




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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