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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 ...

Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) reported seafarers’ mental well-being worsening So much attention was placed on crew change caused by pandemic-induced travel restrictions and delayed vaccinations – naming it as a crisis. However, few failed to recognise seafarers’ mental health as the real crisis, catalysed by COVID-19. Seafarers’ real crisis Many jumped on the bandwagon and labelled crew change as ...

Government reveals enhanced efforts to improve seafarers’ well-being The Labour-led New Zealand Government has publicly announced on 9 March 2021 it will fulfil its manifesto pledge and commitment to improve seafarer’s welfare – through funding from the maritime levies. Maritime levies to fund seafarers welfare board Michael Wood, transport minister and deputy leader of the house, said: “The Maritime Transport ...

The Seafarers Happiness Index’s report for Q4 last year revealed seafarers are heartened that their companies have stepped up and provided connectivity for the crew onboard. The index score for connectivity peaked at 6.9, a 3.5 hike from 6.55 in Q3’s findings. Remaining reachable at sea The findings in Q3’s report revealed the seafarers’ need for contact with home is ...

World Maritime University urges the world to acknowledge seafarers are essential As facilitators of global supply chains, seafarers are constantly subjected to acute strain and exhaustion, not to mention remaining stranded at sea for long periods. Seafarers’ mental health is also gradually gaining worldwide attention, fueled by COVID-19’s devastation. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of World Maritime University, said: “Seafarers are ...

Foods for Your Lungs Our lungs affect every aspects of our body thus it is important that we take good care of our lungs to ensure that we have adequate supply of oxygen passing into our bloodstream.  There are a lot of superfoods out there and you might be wondering what foods you can eat to maintain a healthy set ...

How to Keep Fit and Healthy On Board the Ship Staying fit and healthy is really the pertinent element of any person.  It is especially so for a seafarer who spend long period of time on board the ship.  Being in tip top health and fitness condition allows seafarers to perform their duties efficiently and in turn reduce the risk ...