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Financial institutions in Cyprus have extended support for seafarers affected by the Russia-Ukraine crisis, allowing them to breathe a little easier As the international sanctions and the crisis persist, both Russian and Ukrainian seafarers remain unable to access their wages. The former due to the sanctions, and the latter due to being unable to get to an authorized bank that ...

The international trade association for ship and crew managers, InterManager, has advocated for the safety of seafarers during lifeboat drills According to InterManager, the loss of lives of seafarers during drills could have been prevented. Citing a legislative change made in 2009, the SOLAS regulation III/19.3.3.3 states that while lifeboats had to undergo an abandon ship drill every three months, ...

Also know as the Devil’s Triangle, the large expanse of sea covering 440,000 miles is part of a busy shipping route that vessels travelling towards the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean use often The sea has always been mysterious and dangerous, even more so when there are known disappearances within a certain area. During the age of discovery, Christopher Columbus ...

The importance Bangladesh places in enhancing its blue economy was evident during a visit by Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne to Bangladesh’s Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) During a meeting with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner on 5 April 2022, DCCI President Rizwan Rahman explored the possibilities of maritime trade between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Adding ...

The South Korean government has eased rules on the E-7 visa to allow more foreign shipyard workers into the country for work Seafarers looking to stay onshore for a while and look for opportunities on land would be happy to know that South Korea has eased their E-7 visa rules for foreign workers. This comes after the country found itself ...

Seafarers and their families affected by the Ukrainian crisis are offered mental support and counselling Being displaced from home due to conflict is stressful and traumatic for people. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis on 24 February 2022, the United Nations estimates that about 11 million people in Ukraine have fled the country. To help seafarers and their families ...

The Philippine-registered vessel involved in the accident, was General Romulo and had been built in 1997 with a capacity of 519 TEU While most people were celebrating Easter Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard received a distress call on 17 April. According to the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Talisay received information that M/V General Romulo caught fire. It ...

With the continuation of lockdown within the Chinese financial hub Shanghai, the maritime industry’s worst fears have been realized According to Bloomberg shipping data, as of 11 April, there were a total of 477 vessels waiting to enter China at various ports, such as the port of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Rizhao, Dongjiakou and Qingdao. Taking a peek at the vessel tracker, ...

Hamburg, Germany-based Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has started a research and development project to monitor how their fleet can become greener through seafarers Many maritime leaders have been talking about green transformation. But how exactly will maritime organisations and companies make the effort to change the industry and fight climate change with the rest of the world? Answering the call ...

To ensure that seafarers are supported in the transition to a greener maritime, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) established the Maritime Just Transition Taskforce The Maritime Just Transition Taskforce is a collaboration between three global organisations – ICS, the International Workers’ Federation and the UN Global Compact. It had been established during the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year, ...