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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 ...

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 ...

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’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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

It might be too late when it reaches the point of total disengagement In Psychology Professor Andy Smith’s view, chronic fatigue leads to a chain of events called “the strain disengagement spiral”. While fatigue can be cushioned by compensated high-performance, benefits are only temporal. Beyond sleep deprivation Prof Smith from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom recently conducted a research ...