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Deep Dive: Safety on the High Seas

87% of seafarers still to receive a first vaccine according to initial results of BMA mental health survey

2021-06-02- The Seafarer COVID-19 Welfare Survey announced recently by The Bahamas Maritime Authority has already garnered very high levels of support from maritime organisations. . . READ MORE

Captain Livingstone: Troubled Waters

2021-04-20– Anyone who works on the water understands both the practical and elemental connection between water and life. . . READ MORE

What the Ever Given can tell us about mental health at sea

2021-04-23– Thirty days ago, a ship named the Ever Given was sailing in relative anonymity. Twenty-nine days ago, that same ship found itself. . . READ MORE

Missed positive seafarer COVID test costs $175,000

2021-04-14- International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned of the importance of checking crew COVID test results after a missed positive caused vessel delays and substantial costs. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

“See the World,” They Said

2021-04-16- I grew up with stories of my Uncle Bernhard’s trips to Japan as a merchant mariner. There was that odd black-and-red lacquer side table he brought back sometime in the. . . READ MORE

Bahamas Maritime Authority to implement research into the mental wellbeing of seafarers

2021-04-20- The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is today announcing a new survey, the Seafarer COVID-19 Welfare Survey, designed to capture. . . READ MORE
Source: The Bahamas Maritime Authority

Three Singapore Strait armed robbery incidents in four days

2021-04-12- Three armed robbery incidents were reported against ships underway in the Singapore Strait between April 8 and April 11 2021, and the criminals are still at large. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Owners fear second crew change crisis from vaccination rules

2021-03-23- Voyages may have to be cancelled if nations insist on proof of crew vaccination in the future, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

United Nations agencies call to prioritise seafarers for Covid-19 vaccines

2021-03-29- A joint statement signed by the heads of five United Nations bodies on Friday has called for seafarers to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccinations. . . READ MORE

Dryad Global annual report: An overview of maritime piracy trends in 2020

2021-02-24– British security intelligence firm Dryad Global issued its annual report for 2020, providing an overview of piracy. . . READ MORE

The Mission to Seafarers launches new e-learning modules for seafarers

2021-02-25– International seafarer welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has today announced the launch of its new e-learning modules. . . READ MORE
Source: SHIP Management International

Crystal Joins Other Lines Requiring Passenger COVID Vaccinations

2021-02-18– Crystal Cruises became the first of the ocean going cruise lines based in the United States to announce that it will require all passengers to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine. . . READ MORE

New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap

2021-02-17– DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, released a white paper – “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation” – at a press conference today. The white paper identifies a looming. . . READ MORE
Source: SHIP Management International

Deep Dive: Safety on the High Seas

2021-02-16– Singapore has crossed the 100,000 mark for crew change carried out at the port during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Rapid, inexpensive testing is the real solution to the crew change Covid-19 crisis

2021-02-02 – The crew change crisis continues to build with Covid-19 being a moving target. Latest mutations of the virus have now travelled from UK, South Africa and Brazil. . . READ MORE

Does Somali Piracy Hold Security Lessons for the Gulf of Guinea?

2021-01-22– The subject of maritime security has gained prominence since the turn of this millennium as piracy and armed robbery at sea intensified. . . READ MORE

One Killed, 15 Abducted in Gulf of Guinea Pirate Attack

2021-01-24– On Saturday morning, a boxship was reportedly boarded by pirates and its citadel breached. . . READ MORE

Over 300 owners and charterers join forces in bid to end crew change crisis

2021-01-26- A brewing humanitarian crisis out at sea has prompted a call to action from over 300 companies and organisations to end the unprecedented. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Piracy Surge Off West Africa Prompts Maersk Call for Action

2021-01-18 – The world’s biggest shipping company demanded a more effective military response to surging pirate attacks and record kidnappings off the coast of West Africa. . . READ MORE

Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius

2020-07-27 – A large bulk carrier has run aground on an Indian Ocean reef off Mauritius. The Panama-flagged. . . READ MORE

For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Should Include Access to Vaccine

2020-12-16 – As COVID-19 vaccines emerge, the importance of allowing travel and vaccinating maritime workers, who are viewed as “essential” in certain. . . READ MORE

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