Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

(Aug 06 2020)

The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Thursday.



Psychometric assessment for crew recruitment

(Aug 06 2020)

Psychometric assessment can be useful in crew recruitment in finding people with the right behaviour social skills and leadership abilities. A managing director of a crewing agent explains how it can work.



ERMA FIRST announces the appointment of their new CTO, Dr. Stelios Kyriacou

(Jul 30 2020)

ERMA FIRST is pleased to announce its new Chief Technical Of¬cer, Dr. Stelios Kyriacou. Stelios is a senior maritime executive who brings a wealth of experience to the team, spanning 30 years on design, innovation and applied R&D.



Seagull and Videotel launch Cyber Wellness at Sea Training Programme

(Jul 30 2020)

Leading global maritime e-learning provider Seagull Maritime and Videotel have jointly launched a new title called “Cyber Wellness” aimed at seafarers.



Latest Seafarers Happiness Index report reveals seafarer welfare crisis at tipping point

(Jul 30 2020)

The Mission to Seafarers calls for immediate action to ease plight of seafarers.



Isle of Man Ship Registry becomes first flag state to launch seafarer welfare app

(Jul 16 2020)

One of the world’s leading flag states, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, is set to launch the first ever seafarer welfare app designed by a ship registry.



More shipboard oxygen required in the event of existing or future respiratory infections

(Jul 16 2020)

Leading maritime safety specialist Survitec is highlighting the need to ensure there is sufficient medical oxygen onboard vessels in the event of crews and passengers becoming ill with a respiratory infection.



Captain and crew of tanker sent to Venezuela honored

(Jul 16 2020)

The captain and crew of the tanker returning from Venezuela were honored during a ceremony attended by the governor-general of Hormozgan, and some other officials at the port of Shahid Rajaei.



Vietnam must urgently repatriate seafarers stranded in M'sia without salary, food

(Jul 16 2020)

Twelve Vietnamese seafarers have been stranded in Malaysian waters and living in inhumane conditions since they started work aboard the MV Viet Tin 01 in mid-March this year.



Tanker’s all crew to be changed after some found positive

(Jul 16 2020)

Product tanker SAN SAN H has been stranded in Campana Argentina, as of July 8, 2020, after one of the crew tested positive.



Maritime Charities launch mental health awareness and wellbeing training standard

(Jul 09 2020)

The Maritime Charities Group, a coalition of 10 major maritime charities, has joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and wellbeing awareness.



The Mission to Seafarers to broadcast first online global Sea Sunday service

(Jul 09 2020)

International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, announced that its annual Sea Sunday celebrations will be broadcast online, connecting seafarers around the world during this global crisis.



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.




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