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Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime Repost: The release of Greek seafarers on board the two national-flagged tankers held by the Iranian authorities since May in retaliation for the case of the cargo of the tanker Iranian-flagged Lana has begun. “The second officer of Delta Poseidon has arrived home, in Athens,” a Shipping and Island Policy Ministry official has said. Iran has ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: Search and rescue efforts have been called off for a missing seafarer believed to have been lost overboard from a Berge Bulk vessel off New Zealand. The Chinese seafarer was on board the Isle of Man-flagged, bulker Berge Rishiri, which left Bluff in New Zealand early on 27 August morning. The crew member was ...

Image Credit: Splash247 Repost: Hundreds of port workers at the Port of Liverpool, one of the UK’s largest container ports, will strike over pay and working conditions. More than 500 dockworkers voted for strike action after being offered a 7% pay increase by MDHC Container Services, part of Peel Ports, the second largest port group in the UK. The Unite ...

Image Credit: Splash247 Repost: Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) CEO Christian Ioannou reflects on how the industry has evolved over the past decade as his company reaches its 10th anniversary. With the recent challenges of covid, the Ukraine conflict, increasing prices globally and the supply chain crisis, the last 10 years have seen significant change within the shipping industry and ...

Image Credit: Splash247 Repost: The right of crew to access the internet while at sea should bring additional benefits for mental health and welfare, but the threats to cyber security must also be considered, writes Nicolas Furgé from Marlink. Seafarers have won the right to mandatory internet access while at sea, under an update to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) and the Ukraine Charity Co-ordination Group have launched a survey on what more needs to be done for seafarer impacted by war in Ukraine. SIRF has raised over $400,000 since March this year with an appeal to support seafarers and their families. SIRF has delivered aid in the form ...

Repost: The latest Indicator shows that the number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond the expiry of their contract has decreased slightly to 4.2% from 4.3% in the last month, while the number of seafarers onboard vessels for over 11 months has remained stable at 0.3%. For the eighth consecutive month, we observe little change in the numbers reported, as we ...

Image Credits: The Maritime Executive Repost: Armed pirates struck another platform operated by Pemex last week, forcing the crew to help them cart off stolen goods before departing again. A group of 10 armed robbers boarded a platform at the Rebombeo pumping complex in the Bay of Campeche last Tuesday evening, workers told local media. The attackers stayed for about ...

Image Credits: Maritime Executive Repost: We are going through an era of seismic change in our industry. We are thankfully emerging from the global pandemic, but crewing remains pressured by ongoing Covid disruption and the new challenges of the conflict in Ukraine. Both have taken their toll on our seafarers and those that support and rely on them ashore. Digitization ...

Image Credits: Hellenic Shipping News The shipping industry is facing its own version of ‘long COVID’ says INTERCARGO, following warnings received from members. “Seafarers worldwide continue to face major issues with crew change, port entry and changing vaccination requirements,” says Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman of INTERCARGO. “New waves of infection continue to affect ports, and once again we are seeing local ...