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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

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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Dubai resumes crew changes; sees 3,000 in first two weeks

crew

Despite countries and ports around the world increasing regulations on crew changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai has seen crew change totalling 3,000 seafarers, with 1,700 seafarers signing on and 1,300 signing off, just two weeks after announcing its resumption. The crew changes, overseen by the Dubai Maritime City Authority …

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