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.



Ship-owners seek vaccinated crew as Covid cases surge in India

(Apr 29 2021)

Concerns over availability of vaccines and waiting time are adding to the job uncertainty of seafarers as new variants of the Covid-19 virus wreaks havoc in one of the top suppliers of manpower to the global shipping industry.



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.



Stream Marine Training and the University of Gibraltar form a collaborative partnership

(Apr 15 2021)

Stream Marine Training (SMT) and the University of Gibraltar have formed a collaborative partnership to provide MCA approved STCW courses and technical training for maritime students completing the new BSc (Hons) Maritime Science with Cadetship Progr...



Ocean Technologies Group spotlights Competency

(Apr 15 2021)

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) is putting the spotlight on competency management with a series of initiatives to help ship operators and owners choose the right options for their crews and fleets.



Kenny Rogers newly named as Business Development Consultant at APC

(Apr 15 2021)

Kenny Rogers has joined Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) as a Business Development Consultant, for the MarineLINE cargo tank coating system.



ShippingWatch: Language changes in job postings to attract more women at Odfjell

(Apr 15 2021)

Chemical tanker carrier Odfjell has found that easy-to-miss details in job postings can be crucial in getting more women to apply.



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.




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