Crew member with dislocated shoulder medivaced from tanker off Isle of Wight, UK

(Dec 16 2021)

A crew member with a dislocated shoulder was evacuated from an oil tanker at anchor off the Isle of Wight by Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat on Sunday.



Vaccination offered to all seafarers on Panama-flagged vessels

(Dec 07 2021)

Panama President Laurentino Cortizo has announced that all seafarers aboard Panama-flagged vessels will be able to be vaccinated when they dock in Panama regardless of their nationality.



LR and InterManager share new insights into the main causes of lifeboat accidents

(Dec 07 2021)

Findings from LR’s machine learning technology, SafetyScanner, to help improve lifeboat safety at sea.



Tanker Master’s fatigue led to $72.9m marine accident

(Nov 25 2021)

A tanker operating company’s decision to change masters without a handover period led to a $72.9 million marine accident, according to a National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident Brief issued Tuesday.



ISWAN looks back on an extraordinary year for seafarers

(Nov 25 2021)

With calls and messages to its 24-hour helplines more than tripling last year as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has had a unique insight into the challenges faced by seafa...



Watch video - Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from tanker near Galveston

(Nov 18 2021)

The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a tanker vessel near Galveston, Texas.



Columbia Shipmanagement announces new mental health initiative

(Nov 11 2021)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is proud to announce it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare.



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.




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