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Crew can receive improved assistance facilitated by The Seafarers’ Charity through their new website After successfully raising more than US$1 million for Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) within months, The Seafarers’ Charity has enhanced their reach to seafarers needing help through a revamped page. Enhancing assistance for seafarers The Seafarers’ Charity is the largest grant-awarding maritime charity. It had just ...

Seafarers not overlooked for enhancing decarbonisation efforts At the COP26 Summit, the Global Maritime Forum and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have signed an agreement to work together in problem solving, and identifying concrete actions to speed up decarbonisation in the maritime sector. Seafarers’ role in curbing emissions The agreement laid out the significance of collaboration between workers and ...

The spotlight is now on shipowners’ willingness to embrace green technologies All eyes are on the COP26 Summit’s approach in addressing climate crisis in time, where time is certainly not on our side. Is the mad rush to go green even feasible now? Pledges and actions are two different things This year has been exceptionally trying for the maritime industry. ...

It is too obvious whom would be the easiest scapegoats behind expensive premiums The UK P&I Club recently issued a circular notifying of a 12.5 per cent hike on all mutual premium rates for 2022 renewal. The circulation alerted members to anticipate higher increases should they have adverse records. Major mishaps triggered the move The standard deductible would remain unchanged ...

Crew unable to get off for vaccines would have it brought to them (onboard) instead Those unable to disembark for vaccinations can look forward to getting vaccinated onboard through an initiative lobbied by a ship inspector. That would hopefully make shore leave possible even if it is just for a few hours. Took one to know many The ship inspector ...

Crew’s involvement is instrumental in achieving climate targets The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) flagged the importance of seafarers’ knowledge in the industry’s journey to achieve climate targets. Seafarers’ role in climate targets Achieving climate targets would certainly include seafarers’ contributions – specially on the bunkering part. In its position paper released ahead of the COP26 summit, the ITF said ...

Though more inclusive now, the sector can do better to welcome more ladies into the field Diversity might be prevalent in some shipping sectors today. There are however women who still regretted not speaking up, or asking to be included socially. Look at ladies differently At the Women in Shipping Summit last month, Claudia Paschkewitz, Managing Director of Hanse Bereederung, ...

Benefits like shore leave and internet connectivity decide if seafarers sign up The Seafarers Happiness Index report for Q3 2021 revealed employers overlooked 2 major benefits which are pivotal to new crew’s coming onboard. Frugality never encouraged The report produced by The Mission to Seafarers supported by Wallem Group and the Standard Club, highlighted happiness levels increased to 6.59/10, from ...

The ugliness of vaccine prejudice crystallises It was said that seafarers were not vaccinated quickly enough due to supply issues. Maritime employers’ vaccine initiatives could not keep up with the demand as well. Industry observers were anticipating the final destination for the un-vaccinated is unemployment. The dilemma about vaccinations Mixed opinions about seafarers getting vaccinated saturated the web. While no ...

There is a stark difference between low morale while swarmed and bored As a seafarer: if you need to make a choice between fatigue and mental distress, which would you choose? Though it is natural to refuse both, there is something new, called boredom. Not busy, just bored silly Shipowners, charterers and employers now have something new to worry about. ...