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Grief comes first, followed by possible panic attacks He was someone whom the crew worked and horsed around with everyday. When the pandemic hit the globe, all made the decision to press on and complete the voyage. As fate would have it, the partner whom everyone collaborated closely with is suddenly gone. The spot where he once stood becomes an ...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) initiated a discussion on a second health treaty Official actions are to be discussed more than a year after the pandemic’s devastation, involving 194 member states. As this piece is published, India’s COVID-19 infections have passed 28 million. Is the world at large having an issue of crisis management or a management crisis? A treaty ...

Due Diligence Tool introduced to deter operators from compromising seafarers’ rights 200,000 seafarers are stranded currently, compared to 400,000 since September 2020. This is a stark reduction after various bodies’ actively campaigning for seafarers’ rights. However, caution is still needed to ensure the number does not bounce back to the horrifying peak last recorded. A new movement in place The ...

China was rejected once in late April, can the dispute wait for public health reasons now? India declined China’s invitation to join in the COVID-19 arsenal with other South Asian countries. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted a meeting with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the initiative. No reason was given on India’s absence, today is the ...

Asian shipowners are riled up and questioning the persistent case of crew change crisis Crew change crisis was seemingly all the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) could harp about. If this humanitarian crisis made its way into Asia, concrete actions are warranted. Instead, the rampant inaction resulted in more outrage stemming from fruitless intense advocacy. Highlighting the crisis Parties who attended ...

Images Credits: Safety4sea Repost: After its vow last month to provide vaccines to seafarers, InterManager has now managed to agree with Johnson & Johnson for 1m one-shot Covid-19 vaccine doses for seafarers. Frustrated by the lack of progress and slow pace of international efforts, InterManager had vowed to work separately to obtain much-needed Covid-19 vaccines to protect the world’s seafarers. “Global organisations ...

Tokyo MOU observed a drop in APAC port-state control inspections The Tokyo MOU is one of the most active regional Port State Control (PSC) organisations in the world. Authorities representing the organisation said that COVID-19 restrictions in force resulted in many inspectors unable to access the vessels. COVID-19 restrictions thwarted inspections Established in April 1994, the MOU provides an effective ...

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) stresses importance of COVID-19 test results’ detection A recent incident in Manila involving a ship manager’s resuming voyage after overlooking an individual’s positive COVID-19 test result wound up with a whopping US$175,000 liability. An expensive overlook The ship manager’s appointed agent carried out the crew change. However, a positive COVID-19 test result fell through ...

With heavy workloads to deal with, maintaining one’s health and fitness can be a challenge Studies revealed that offshore workers’ weight ballooned regularly by 20 per cent over the past 30 years. Another study showed up to 75 per cent of Danish seafarers are overweight. Data from ship managers suggests that as many as 10 per cent of Filipino seafarers ...

Egypt’s first female captain was blamed for the Suez Canal blockage, but she was not onboard the Ever Given Being accused of something one did not do can damage both the victim’s reputation and well-being. This can be intense especially in countries where gender inequality is prevalent. Egypt ranks 134 of the list 153 list according to 2020’s Global Gender ...