Philippines bans international crew change for vessels arriving from seven countries

  The Philippines has joined a growing list of countries that is banning crew change for…

Singapore bans crew change for seafarers who recently traveled to India

  Singapore has prohibited crew change for seafarers with recent travel history to India, following a…

Owners, charterers join forces to end crew change crisis

  A brewing humanitarian crisis out at sea has prompted a call to action from over…

Philippines expands temporary crew change ban to 33 countries

  The Philippines list of countries from which it temporarily bans international crew change from if…

Seafarer attempts suicide on MSC ship amidst crew change stand-off

  An Indian seafarer onboard the MSC bulker Anastasia, which has been thwarted in crew change…

Hong Kong zero-contact crew change plan awaits green light

  Shipping experts have proposed to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam that with chartered flights…

Australia arrests Japanese ship over breach of crew change

  Japanese-owned car import vessel Metis Leader has been arrested in Australia on the grounds of…

Chile to allow international crew change 

  Chile is to allow international crew change following IMO protocols, the first country in South…

ITF, IMEC donate $0.5m to Singapore crew change fund

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have contributed…

Seafarers in Australia refuse to sail amid crew change crisis 

  Crews on two more ships in Australia have refused to keep sailing, demanding repatriation as…

Intercargo reiterates call for urgent action on crew change

  Intercargo has repeated industry calls for urgent action on crew change, even as restrictions go…

Singapore beefs up safety measures for crew change

  The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced enhanced safety measures in Singapore…

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