Crew from COVID ship in Australia discharged from hospital as two remain in ICU

(Oct 14 2021)

Two more crew members from MV Stolt Sakura docked off Fremantle have been transferred from hospital to hotel quarantine.



12 of 22 crew members test positive for COVID on Stolt Sakura in Fremantle, Australia

(Oct 07 2021)

The oil and chemical tanker the Stolt Sakura berthed on the 2 October 2021 at Fremantle Port to allow for WA Health public health officials to test all crew members for COVID-19.



UK P&I Club launches Lessons Learnt video: Serious eye injury

(Oct 07 2021)

The UK P&I Club’s latest video in a series of award-winning reflective learning case studies is based on a real-life incident when a vessel’s engineer sustained a serious eye injury when performing maintenance on a fresh water generator.



Third Officer found hang in thruster room of tanker

(Oct 07 2021)

The Third Officer of tanker SHANDONG ZIHE was found on October 1 while the tanker was en route to Banco Del Hoyo Anchorage W of Gibraltar Strait, from ports of the Gulf of Guinea.



Maritime catering – going back to the basics

(Oct 07 2021)

Many vessel crew have poor health for reasons which may be related to nutrition, such as high blood sugar or diabetes, says maritime catering consultancy MCTC. The answer may be to go back to the food which our grandparents ate – and it is not as imp...



OCIMF releases new paper on Human Factors in management systems

(Oct 05 2021)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new paper providing a framework to integrate Human Factors into management systems.



Vaccination for international ocean-going seafarers

(Sep 30 2021)

Singapore has announced that it will offer vaccination to international ocean-going signing-on seafarers.



Eastern Pacific Shipping provides mental health support to crew

(Sep 30 2021)

The Singapore-based tonnage provider has partnered with Mental Health Support Solutions to normalise mental wellbeing.



Oil tanker operator protests Indonesia’s detention of crew

(Sep 30 2021)

The operator of an oil tanker seized by Indonesian authorities at the request of Cambodia is protesting the detention of its crew, claiming human rights violation.



InterManager members double onboard oxygen provision after life-threatening incidents

(Sep 02 2021)

Ship managers have pledged to go above and beyond international maritime regulatory requirements in their onboard provision of medical oxygen – to be better able to save the lives of crew at sea.



Boers offering free Covid-19 jabs to seafarers

(Aug 12 2021)

Crew services specialist Boers has launched seafarer vaccination programmes at German and Belgian ports, as shipping executives warn of onboard Covid-19 outbreaks because mariners are not getting vaccines quick enough.



Vaccinating seafarers across India against COVID-19

(Aug 10 2021)

Since the beginning of June, ISWAN has been coordinating a vaccination drive for seafarers across India in response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.



MHSS reports surge in calls from struggling seafarers

(Aug 02 2021)

Calls to Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) from seafarers who are really struggling to cope has soared by 60% in recent months, according to a recent report.



DNV backs crew change programme in South East Asia

(Aug 02 2021)

DNV, the world’s leading classification society and risk management expert, is embarking on an instrumental role in helping to facilitate safe crew changes amid South East Asia’s COVID crisis as an auditor in the multi-party backed CrewSafe programme...



ECSA and ETF welcome WHO decision to prioritise seafarers’ vaccination

(Aug 02 2021)

The World Health Organisation has included seafarers that should be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination in the context of limited supplies.




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Aug-Sept 2021

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