An Indian seafarer onboard the MSC bulker Anastasia, which has been thwarted in crew change plans since June 2020, attempted suicide in desperation over his inability to return home to his family in India.
A landmark ruling from UN agency International Labour Organisation (ILO) Committee of Experts has found governments are in breach of seafarers’ rights and failed to comply with several provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) during the...
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya to enable reciprocal recognition of STCW certificates for seafarers for their nationals.
The problems of attracting young people to take up a career as seafarers had been long debated, even before the Covid-19 pandemic and the crew change crisis left hundred of thousands of seafarers stranded onboard vessels.
Over the past few months, there has been much said and written about crew welfare and how it has been handled during the pandemic and longer-term.
A Singapore-based taskforce has developed a CrewSafe audit programme based on Singapore’s crew change model, to establish safe and scalable ‘corridors’ for crew change amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The IMO and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have welcomed a UN resolution calling for all countries to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers.