Inchcape’s perspective on crew changes

(Apr 15 2021)

Shipping agency network Inchcape Shipping Services shares its perspectives on handling the challenges of facilitating crew changes during COVID-19.



DNV safety management audits target crew well-being

(Apr 14 2021)

In response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on seafarers, DNV has instructed its safety management auditors to specifically address seafarer health, work and living conditions in their 2021 audits.



Falling ship rudder that killed man was 24 tonnes over weight limit

(Mar 25 2021)

A Keppel Shipyard worker died from multiple injuries in March 2020 after being struck by a falling rudder as he was fitting it on an oil tanker.



Coast Guard, Navy combine efforts to medevac ill mariner to Bermuda

(Mar 25 2021)

The Coast Guard, Navy and good Samaritan vessels combined efforts to medevac a tanker ship crew member to Bermuda on Friday.



Mental health issues on the rise onboard ship

(Mar 11 2021)

Mental health problems among seafarers are getting worse rather than better with an industry report citing an increase in ships’ Master request for counselling support as Asian crew members top the list of nationalities most affected.



Danica welcomes Russian seafarer vaccination

(Mar 04 2021)

Russia, a major hub for seafarers, has now recognised seafarers as keyworkers and begun giving them Covid-19 vaccinations as a priority group – a move welcomed by Danica Crewing Services, a leading supplier Russian seafarers.



The Mission to Seafarers launches new e-learning modules for seafarers

(Feb 25 2021)

International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers has today announced the launch of its new e-learning modules as an extension to its WeCare programme.



New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap

(Feb 18 2021)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, released a white paper - “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation” – at a press conference.



Maritime Consortium launch Crewcare app to improve seafarer well-being

(Feb 18 2021)

Marking a significant step forward in seafarer welfare, a group of established maritime entities have joined forces to build a digital platform aimed at improving the emotional well-being of the world’s 1.7 million seafarers.



Crew of oil tanker beached off UAE to go home after four years stranded at sea

(Feb 18 2021)

Five men abandoned without wages on an oil tanker that ran aground have received settlements and will be repatriated to their families.



Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry proposes foundation for global seafarers vaccination programme

(Feb 11 2021)

European Commission and IMO urged to lead on a coordinated approach to solving crew change crisis.



Dubai - Four years into voyage and metres from land, tanker crew still stuck aboard

(Feb 11 2021)

Nearly four years into their odyssey at sea, the five-member crew of oil tanker MT Iba is still unable to set foot on dry land.



The Caravel Group and Fleet Management sign the Neptune Declaration

(Feb 04 2021)

The Caravel Group and Fleet Management have signed the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.



Tragic seafarer suicide on asphalt tanker vessel off UAE coast

(Feb 04 2021)

With express permission, it is with great sadness that we report the tragic and premature death of a young seafarer onboard the MT SEA PRINCESS (IMO 8607634), an asphalt bitumen tanker owned by Global tanker Pvt Ltd India and operated by Prime Tanker...



Crew change hubs could address seafarer crisis, says MAJ

(Feb 04 2021)

A global network of crew change hubs would help alleviate the humanitarian crisis seafarers face at present, according to the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ).




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April-May 2021

Safety risks from digitalisation and decarbonisation - seafarer mental health - ABS advice on ballast water systems