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Image Credits: Hellenic Shipping News The shipping industry is facing its own version of ‘long COVID’ says INTERCARGO, following warnings received from members. “Seafarers worldwide continue to face major issues with crew change, port entry and changing vaccination requirements,” says Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO. “New waves of infection continue to affect ports, and once again we are seeing local ...

Image Credits: Maritime Executive Repost: Armed pirates boarded an offshore vessel near an oil field off Tabasco, Mexico last weekend, making off with thousands of dollars worth of equipment. The offshore construction support vessel Crest Tarasco was operating near the Hokchi field off Dos Bocas, Tabasco. At about 2300 hours on Sunday, a boat with an outboard motor approached, and a group ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime Repost: China is loosening quarantine restrictions overseas for Chinese national crews returning home at the end of their contracts. According to notices from several Chinese Embassies Chinese ship seafarers will no longer need to serve 14-days quarantine before heading back to China from a number of countries in Europe, Asia and Middle East. The latest places ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime Repost: Seafaring has sometimes been described as a “frontier activity” with all sorts of hazards that are not normally encountered in shore-side employment. Ships trade to places where the rule of law is tenuous, while the modern practice of ship registry and brass plate ownership, despite international treaties and conventions, often make the seafarer’s place and ...

Image Credits: Maritime Executive Repost: In the latest meeting of the Maritime Labor Convention’s Special Tripartite Committee (STC), delegates agreed to create a right to connectivity for seafarers, including internet access. Satellite internet has provided seafarers with the ability to keep in touch with loved ones and stay abreast of happenings in the rest of the world, with a richer ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime Repost: Ahead of the debut Global Maritime Club Summit, Seatrade Maritime News spoke to panellists for their views on how the industry can improve and standardise conditions for seafarers and prepare for the industry of the future. John McDonald, Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer, ABS said that the maritime industry needs to recognise the huge ...