Suezmax tanker immobilized because of mass sick crew

(Apr 29 2021)

Suezmax tanker FARIWAY had to be moved to Le Havre from outer anchorage by 5 tugs on April 24 out of safety concerns, reportedly the tanker was immobilized due to mass crew sickness.



New COVID-19 cluster in Singapore

(Apr 29 2021)

A new COVID-19 cluster was reported in Singapore on Saturday (April 24) after four community cases were linked to an Indonesian sea crew who tested positive last week.



Maritime Union of Australia calls for investigation into Inge Kosan’s man overboard

(Apr 29 2021)

The Union is calling for an investigation into a mystery plaguing the Inge Kosan.



Oil tanker anchored off Cape Breton coast due to positive COVID-19 tests

(Apr 22 2021)

An oil tanker has been anchored off Cape Breton since Sunday because of concerns several crew members may have contracted COVID-19.



The Seafarers’ Charity awards grants to new online services to support seafarers

(Apr 22 2021)

Actioning their new strategic approach, The Seafarers’ Charity awarded a total of £844,760 to 17 organisations in its first meeting of this year’s grant programme.



2 sick crew medevaced from Suezmax crude oil tanker in France

(Apr 22 2021)

Suezmax tanker FARIWAY requested medical assistance for two sick crew members on the evening of April 20th off Le Havre, France.



ITIC warns on the importance of checking crew COVID-19 tests

(Apr 21 2021)

ITIC - International Transport Intermediaries Club – highlights the importance of thoroughly checking the results of crew COVID-19 tests in a recent case handled by the insurer.



Seafarers are risking their health with prolonged low carbohydrate diet

(Apr 21 2021)

The starkest warning yet that following fad diets can cause more damage than good has been delivered by catering management and training provider MCTC as it sees an increase in popularity by seafarers of the keyogentic (keto) diet.



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.




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