Recognising seafarers as key workers takes centrestage at roundtable discussion

Recognising seafarers

BIMCO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping and Intertanko met to debate on pressing issues confronting the maritime industry, such as recognising seafarers as key Leaders of the Round Table of International Shipping Associations: BIMCO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping and Intertanko recently affirmed the industry’s commitment to universal recognition for …

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Elaborate clean-up operations commence on Wakashio’s mishap


Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering commences dismantling of Wakashio’s 75m bow Clean-up operations have commenced in Pointe d’Esny in Mauritius after the massive collision involving MV Wakashio last July. Lianyungang Dali Underwater Engineering is engaged to dismantle the 75m vessel bow. The parts will be transported on a special barge to …

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27,000 Singaporean seafarers to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Singaporean seafarers

Seafarers have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines after tested PCR-negative As part of Singapore Government’s drive to protect frontline workers, COVID-19 vaccination administering commenced last Wednesday to shore-based personnel, which includes those who carry out essential work onboard vessels in ports, such as cargo and bunkering operations, repairs and maintenance, as …

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Singapore authorities ramp up safety measures after latest infections

safety measure

Firm action to be taken against companies found to have breached the safety regulations resulting in the infections  The recent cases involving a marine surveyor and a harbour pilot tested positive for COVID-19 have sent Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Ministry of …

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Simulator training remains the preferred choice for seafarers

Simulator training

Simulator training remains the preferred choice for seafarers The MarTID 2020 survey revealed increased simulation training being the preferred choice, with ship handling and practical on-the-job training trailing behind. The survey for the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) 2020 Training Practices Report showed training preferences resulting from the events that …

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CrewSafe audit programme developed to facilitate crew change in Singapore


CrewSafe audit programme developed to facilitate crew change in Singapore An audit programme, CrewSafe based on Singapore’s crew change model, has been developed by the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Research (SG-STAR) Fund Taskforce (SFTF) to establish safe and scalable ‘corridors’ for crew change during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme will …

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SeaMed24 providing high-quality medical services for maritime crews

SeaMed24 providing high-quality

SeaMed24 providing high-quality medical services for maritime crews: OCL Oceanic Catering, a marine hospitality and catering specialist, Marine Medical Solutions, provider for management, consulting and education for medical care in the maritime sector and Tritan Software Corp, provider of Health Information and Incident Management software platforms, are collaborating to launch …

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Maritime workers’ union develops mental health guidelines

Maritime workers

Maritime workers are required to spend extended periods of time alone, away from their families and loved ones, and they are therefore under severe mental strain. This mental strain is worsened by the current situation created by COVID-19, preventing crew changes from taking place and therefore forbidding them from returning …

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Crew change fund from Singapore receives additional financial support

Crew change fund

  A crew change fund from Singapore received a significant financial boost as the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have come together to contribute $500,000 to the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience (SG-STAR), in order to reward countries that adopt ideal crew change …

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Demand for Eastern European seafarers rises amidst Asia lockdown


Demand for Eastern European crew has been rising during the COVID-19 pandemic, likely due to Asian countries still being under lockdown. Shipowners and managers are looking towards Eastern Europe for seafarers, since countries that supply a large number of them, such as India and the Philippines, are still under lockdown. …

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