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Indian sailors are being caught in a piracy boom off West Africa. One captain held hostage shares his story
Indian sailors are being caught in a piracy boom off West Africa. One captain held hostage shares his story... -CNN
IMO Sec Gen: The Crew Change Crisis Remains a Challenge
Even after concerted efforts from leaders in the maritime community and some improvement in the numbers, the crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to create challenges, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has warned... -MarineLink
Maritime bodies say over 2 lakh seafarers impacted globally by Covid-19 restrictions
Maritime bodies ICS and ITF on Friday said about two lakh seafarers stand impacted by crew change crisis due to travel restrictions by many countries on account of the new Covid-19 variant... -Hindustan Times
Jakarta: Women play noteworthy role in the maritime sector: PPPA minister
"Women are a very valuable human resource that can bring progress to all parties in all situations," Puspayoga remarked while opening a virtual discussion on harassment and violence faced by women seafarers here on Saturday... -ANTARA English
Pacific hub ports concept explored for regional crew change and repatriation
The concept of “hub” ports to receive, quarantine, test for COVID-19 and potentially vaccinate seafarers in the Pacific region was explored at a recent roundtable meeting (25 February) involving representatives from States in the region, UN agencies, the shipping industry, the relevant trade union organization and the Pacific Islands Forum... -SoccerNurds
Danish Researchers Get Ready for Regulations on Black Carbon
Danish researchers and shipowners have teamed up to develop new sensor technology to measure soot concentration in stack emissions. Their work is aimed at preparing for future regulations on black carbon, which are expected soon... -The Maritime Executive
Investing in good nutrition for seafarers brings a wealth of physical
With all the crucial operations and decision-making that goes into running a vessel, the importance of good food and nutrition can sometimes end up overlooked.
But it goes hand in hand with investing in crew members, their career development and promoting good mental health. It can drive forward increased productivity and energy among seafarers, as well as a whole range of other benefits... -The Bisouv Network
Bello: Government to secure release of kidnapped Pinoy seafarers
Negotiations are ongoing to secure the immediate and safe release of four Filipino seafarers who were kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea last week, according to the Department of Labor and Employment... -Philstar.com
Seafarer supply is expected to tighten heralding higher manning costs
The attractiveness of a career at sea has been an industry concern for a number of years. Long periods away from home, increasing administrative demands for paperwork on board, and the threat of criminalisation being major factors... -The Bisouv Network
India: Set up knowledge, research centre for coastal studies
Karnataka: The coastal belt in the State immediately requires the establishment of a knowledge, capacity building, institutional development and research and development centre, Dean and Professor, College of Fisheries, A. Senthil Vel said here on Sunday. The Hindu
Can Cameras Replace Observers on Fishing Vessels?
Coverage by fishing observers, always limited, has been almost non-existent during the coronavirus pandemic. Is electronic monitoring the way forward? -The Maritime Executive
Philippines: Netizens express admiration for Spanish ship crew members
The Cebu visit of Spanish training naval ship, Juan Sebastian Elcano, was indeed a memorable one especially for netizens who feasted their eyes on its handsome and pretty crew members... -INQUIRER.net