Seafarer suicide statistics spotlighted as coronavirus curtails crew changes

(Jul 09 2020)

Recent reports of seafarers stranded on cruise ships taking their own lives have highlighted the dearth of reliable information about suicides at sea.



Four seafarers in isolation over Covid-19 concerns

(Jul 09 2020)

Four Filipino seafarers are currently in isolation at the Retreat Centre in Gibraltar over Covid-19 concerns after their fellow crewmen tested positive for the virus when their ship arrived in Algeciras.



Red Cross assists 15 foreign seafarers in distress

(Jul 09 2020)

PRC has provided medical assistance to the 15 stranded foreign seafarers on board the MV Celanova, battered by Typhoon Ambo and now docked in a port in Manila.



Oil tanker quarantined in Antwerp after COVID-19 outbreak

(Jul 02 2020)

The Belgian port of Antwerp has quarantined a Maltese-flagged oil tanker until at least July 4 after more than half of its crew tested positive for COVID-19.



Coast Guard suspends search for tanker ship crew member

(Jul 02 2020)

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a crew member who went overboard approximately 400 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.



Out Now – Guidelines for the control of Drug and Alcohol Onboard Ship

(Jul 02 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the Guidelines for the control of Drug and Alcohol Onboard Ship.



Seafarer hassles in ports

(Jun 25 2020)

Should the industry publish port corruption assessments?



SOS to set aside more than S$1.5million to help in crew change during COVID-19

(Jun 25 2020)

The Seacare Hotel is one of the two facilities designated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to accommodate crew who are unable to transfer directly to his/her vessel or flight and require a temporary rest area of up to 48 hours.



Seafarers Hospital Society extends mental health support in response to Covid-19

(Jun 25 2020)

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has renewed its contract with Big White Wall for another year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.



Day of the Seafarer: Slow response from governments pushing seafarers to their limits

(Jun 25 2020)

Despite a universal campaign from all sectors of the shipping industry to classify seafarers as key workers, and to facilitate crew transfers, many governments are still dragging their heels, says INTERCARGO, the body representing the world’s dry bul...



As ports slowly open, ships look to replace exhausted seafarers

(Jun 18 2020)

Ravi Nagar was among the roughly 200,000 seafarers stranded on ships because of tight port restrictions and canceled flights due to Covid-19. But the 40-year-old captain is lucky.



Covid measures prove costly for crewing sector

(Jun 18 2020)

Ship operators are doing all they can to ensure the safety of seafarers around the globe and the trade of vital food and supplies – but these important measures are proving costly as well as tricky warns a crew specialist.



Man searches for family of Glengormley seaman killed alongside father in 1970 tanker blast

(Jun 11 2020)

An appeal has been launched to find the family of a ship's officer from Northern Ireland, killed in an oil tanker explosion 50 years ago.



Helpline cases triple as seafarers seek help during COVID-19 pandemic

(Jun 04 2020)

International 24-hour helpline SeafarerHelp, operated by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), has experienced a surge in demand as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects seafarers worldwide.



STENA tanker stranded in Brazil for more than a month, being “test positive”

(May 28 2020)

Product tanker STENA PREMIUM is stuck at Cabedelo, Brazil, since Apr 24. Twelve crew were found virus test positive.




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