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It is clear charterers are now considering splitting cargoes, which imply more jobs for seafarers China’s typhoon Chanthu propelled rates for capesize vessels’ time charter and voyages. S&P Platts recorded an average index of $49,460/d as at 13 September 2021 for ships burning 0.5 per cent sulphur marine fuel. This is an $8,764/d, or a 21.5 per cent increase from ...

Reports of improved seafarers’ treatment were though frequent; the pace can be quicker Crew change saw some recovery in the recent months. However, Abu Dhabi-based shipowner GAC Marine felt the crisis remains a considerable challenge for some countries yet to keep up. Lukewarm response and action GAC pointed out by May 2021, only 55 out of the IMO’s 174 member ...

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s circus will be a long process From the way things are, HMM’s recent spectacle is not about to end anytime soon. After losing 300 seafarers in a mass resignation, land-based staff might follow suit for the same reasons. Mismatched leadership tenets One cannot help but wonder if HMM was thinking clearly, given the intensity of the ...

A flexible rule allowing remote examination resulted in cheating and expulsion A recent case involving allowing candidates to undertake examinations remotely resulted in 18 caught cheating and expelled from the United States Naval Academy. If one takes it further, this, in reality, is not limited to just naval training. Test to assess The purpose of an examination is to assess ...

Do the seafarers a favour, do not ask for one China’s latest series of port issues causing more delays has gotten the industry wondering if the pandemic is going to remain till at least H1 2022. Almost every observer is wondering how would China wind up after going through several trials. Everything but the team Typhoons struck, port staff tested ...

Reduced seafarers’ turnover observed, but more can be done A report by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) reflected a shortage of experienced officers at management level, and in the tanker and offshore sectors for management level deck officers. However, seafarer attrition rate reduced to 6 per cent from an earlier 8. Progress despite shortfall Labour shortage is explicitly ...

The crew remains in custody as prosecution witnesses wherever needed One year has passed and no updates were released. Holding the crew in custody as prosecution witnesses does not cut it as far as The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is concerned. Detained without charge David Heindel, ITF Seafarers’ Section Chair certainly did not take this well. “This week marks ...

The spotlight is now on legal counsels who only serve corporate clients The crew onboard MV Angelic Power for 17 months have finally been repatriated after a lengthy legal battle in the Chinese courts. The crux of this saga was the fact the stranded seafarers were reduced to hire their own counsels. This struck a raw nerve with the International ...

India now battles a bizarre fallout between seafarers unions and the government A minister from India’s Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways recently claimed zero job loss at the parliament. However, a letter to another minister in the same body from the seafarer workers’ union alleged otherwise. A note not everyone knows Addressed specifically to Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the note ...

A Turkish captain finally gets to head home after a year in Egypt The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stepped in again for a ship captain trapped onboard after the Egyptian shipowner abandoned its vessel in June 2020. Released only with ITF’s intervention Cpt Kara was stuck in Egypt for more than a year as a court-appointed legal guardian of ...