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A day to honour ladies in the industry will be observed annually The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council has set aside 18th May to celebrate all ladies in maritime, with the aim to promote recruitment, retention and sustainable employment. Celebrating ladies at sea Gender imbalance has been persistent in the maritime sector for years. In an industry dominated by men, ...

Its 2020-21 annual review revealed the organisation’s outstanding performance in helping seafarers ISWAN received over 20,000 calls and messages from seafarers between April 2020 – March 2021, and assisted in repatriating over 1,800 seafarers. It also administered US$272,000 in grants to those in desperate need – just to name a few acts of kindness. Mark of a welfare organisation Taking ...

Seafarers can look forward to some fresh air and relaxation courtesy of a welfare organisation Crew would be pleased to know that through the non-profit entity, they can disembark their vessels to run errands, or just catch up with fellow crew at the center. It is getting busier as crew took the opportunity to get off. Home away from home ...

The continent was named as one of the leaders in trade and maritime business Trade in Asia has reportedly improved in 2020 with a 41 per cent share in throughput. The increased activity made the region a popular world trading hub. In terms of crew, the Philippines turned out to be the top supplier according to United Nations Conference on ...

At least another 12,000 doses will be given to crew signing on or calling at Singapore The nation continues to serve as a reliable node in global supply chains by protecting crew, who are vital in sustaining world trade. Committed to support crew To date, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has inoculated more than 8,000 crew, of ...

Euronav Shipping Company expressed interests in increasing Panamanian crew Over 200 jobs will be created for Panama’s seafarers with help from both the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and Greek-owned Euronav Shipping Company for the next 3 years. Collaboration to boost crew employment A meeting between AMP representatives and Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd’s board of directors took place to formulate ...

Intercession by seaman association on making this annuity permanent In August 2021, the Government of Goa launched The Goa Welfare / Pension Scheme for Seafarers to provide financial assistance in the form of gross pension. Unfortunately, not many applicants managed to get the funds. More thorough approach This pension scheme was formulated to provide financial assistance of Rs. 2,500 (US$34) ...

Post-summit net zero aimed measures will again unveil crew’s values in their employers’ eyes There were several carbon neutrality-themed recommendations discussed, and one of them was phasing out fossil fuels. Some countries were not prepared to implement for financial reasons. While the reservations presented were valid, it is still the shipowners’ call on their approaches to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) ...

Swedish shipowner, GAC would apparently be one of the firsts to implement this for their seafarers Crew due for change are now allowed in Sri Lanka with valid vaccination records. GAC Sweden issued details of the procedures for the vaccinated, unvaccinated and partly vaccinated seafarers entering and exiting Sri Lanka. Signing on and off made easier GAC recently outlined their ...

If addressing the climate crisis takes precedence, it may change the face of seafaring 2 days to the end of COP26 had industry observers wondering if commercial interests will outweigh environmental concerns. It would not be wrong to say the future of maritime industry is determined by today’s actions, provided it include seafarers’ involvement. Today’s actions will determine tomorrow’s futures ...