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Maritime Consortium Launch Crewcare App To Improve Seafarer Well-Being
Marking a significant step forward in seafarer welfare, a group of established maritime entities have joined forces to build a digital platform aimed at improving the emotional well-being of the worlds 1.7 million seafarers.
Manning Group Joins Seafarers Associations To Call For Urgent COVID Vaccinations
The plight of seafarers isn't going unnoticed in times of COVID-19 vaccinations. Seafarers vaccinations have become a priority issue now in order to keep maritime trade intact.
Manning groups have added their plea into this by calling for seafarers vaccinations in the Philippines. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte is flooded with requests from different groups who are asking the government to include seafarers in the country's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program.
Stella Maris chaplain celebrates first online Mass for crews at sea
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to broadcast a Catholic Mass direct to crew aboard its ships.
Isle of Man Ship Registry director Cameron Mitchell said the Masses are being made possible through its new seafarer welfare app 'Crew Matters', which has been developed in partnership with Liverpool-based training company Tapiit Live.
IMO and WISTA International launch first Women in Maritime Survey
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the Women s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) have launched the Women in Maritime - IMO and WISTA International Survey 2021 to examine the proportion and distribution of women working in the maritime sector, from support roles to executive level positions.
India: Minister Mansukh Mandavia reviewed the preparations for upcoming Maritime India Summit 2021
The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, today reviewed the preparations for the upcoming Maritime India Summit 2021 which is scheduled to be held virtually from 2nd to 4th March 2021. The chairmen of all ports along with other stakeholders were present in the meeting.
Cruise lines will require vaccinations for crew members and passengers
The Cyprus-based British cruise line Swan Hellenic is the next in a growing number of cruise lines that has stated it will be making vaccinations a requirement for all crew members on board.
Earlier last week, Royal Caribbean had announced the same as the first of the major cruise lines, while UK-based SAGA Cruises has announced it will require all passengers to be vaccinated.
Tycoons Downfall Pushes Trapped Seafarers to Hunger Strike
When Turkish police arrested shipping magnate Mübariz Mansimov Gurbanoğlu at his Istanbul home one Sunday last March, his legal woes set off a chain of events that have decimated Palmali Shipping, his once-flourishing maritime empire. Now a dozen of its ships sit abandoned in ports around the Mediterranean with nearly 150 mariners stuck on board, many without adequate food and water.
Crew of oil tanker beached off UAE to go home after four years stranded at sea
The crew of an oil tanker who have not set foot on dry land for nearly four years after being abandoned on board their ship, which later ran aground off the United Arab Emirates, are finally going home to see their families.
The seafarers, who said they experienced "living hell" on board the 5,000-ton MT Iba after the tankers owner hit financial problems and stopped paying salaries almost three years ago, have been given a settlement for wages owed to them.
Passenger ship fire, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Passenger ship ELOBEY XII, docked at Malabo port, Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea, suffered major fire on Feb 16. the ship is undergoing maintenance repairs, understood fire was caused by repair works. Fire was extinguished, ships interior said to be heavily damaged, but the ship won’t be decommissioned, she ll be repaired.