Incidences of large vessels lost at sea have occurred mostly in Asian waters, even as such losses on a global basis are at a record low in 2019, according to a review by insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).
The crew change crisis was in the spotlight during the recent Seatrade Shiptech webinar on ‘Crew Welfare and the Skills Challenge’, and how technology can alleviate mental issues for seafarers who remain stuck on their vessels.
Latest International Salvage Union statistics for 2019 show that while ISU members’ business held up well in 2019, use of Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) ‘no cure, no pay’ contracts dropped to an all-time low.
The governments of 12 countries issued a joint statement pledging their commitment to help solve the current seafarer ‘crisis’ at an International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes hosted by the UK yesterday, also urging other nations to...
To mark the start of its annual Seafarers’ Awareness Week, charity Seafarers UK has called for creation of a unified database on seafarer suicides, a tragic problem that it believes has worsened under current crew changes restrictions.