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Maersk calls for action as stranded seafarers rise to 400,000

Maersk calls for action as stranded seafarers rise to 400,000

  The world’s largest container shipping companies and the United Nations Secretary-General are appealing to governments to resolve a labor crisis that has...

COVID-19: 450 seafarers quarantined on ships for weeks 

COVID-19: 450 seafarers quarantined on ships for weeks 

  A suspected coronavirus outbreak on 20 ships off the coast of a tiny Indian island has left 300 ill seafarers stranded onboard without basic medical supplies for...

COVID-19: UN agencies warn of humanitarian crisis facing seafarers

COVID-19: UN agencies warn of humanitarian crisis facing seafarers

  United Nations (UN) agencies including the International Labour Organisation, (ILO), International Maritime Organisation (IMO), United Nations Conference on Trade...

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IMO warns of increasing casualties among seafarers stuck at sea

  Some seafarers have now been on board their ships for more than 17 months, exceeding the 11-months limit set out in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), IMO...

IMO endorses new protocols for crew change 

IMO warns of increasing casualties among seafarers stuck at sea

    Some seafarers have now been on board their ships for more than 17 months, exceeding the 11-months limit set out in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC),...

COVID-19: Nigeria repatriates over 500 seafarers 

  More than 500 seafarers have been repatriated to their various countries from Nigeria in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, an official of...

COVID-19: Two seafarers test positive on Hapag-Lloyd ship

COVID-19: Two seafarers test positive on Hapag-Lloyd ship

  German container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed new coronavirus cases among its crew. On 26 August, the company informed that two crew members on board...

Coronavirus: Seafarers face screening in China, Singapore

Jamaica lists seafarers as ‘essential workers’ to facilitate repatriations

  Jamaica has taken steps to facilitate crew changes and repatriations as the country lists seafarers among the class of ‘essential workers’ under its Disaster...

COVID-19: Singapore implements first full crew change 

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 crew change crisis resulting from the COVID-19 travel restrictions...

COVID-19: Seafarers’ mental health crisis at tipping point — Report

COVID-19: Seafarers’ mental health crisis at tipping point — Report

  The seafarer community is in the midst of a mental health crisis due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the seafarers’ welfare and that of their...

Greece exempts seafarers from entry restriction

Greece exempts seafarers from entry restriction

  Greece has exempted seafarers from COVID-19-related travel restrictions, meeting its pledge to the IMO to facilitate crew change. GAC Greece said that the Greek...

COVID-19: Isle of Man Ship Registry launches app to help seafarers

  The Isle of Man Ship Registry is set to launch the first-ever seafarer welfare app designed by a ship registry. According to Cameron Mitchell, the Isle of Man...