Two Indians, including a ship Captain and two Filipinos, were amongst the first 4 COVID cases that came to light at Alang shipbreaking yard, India.
Marine Insight had earlier reported that 473 Indian seafarers had been received at Murmagaon Port Trust(MPT), Goa. It is now confirmed by the port officials that all the seafarers who disembarked from the ship have been sent home.
In what seemed to be a muddle-up by authorities testing foreign returnees for COVID-19, has now flared up and caused significant problems in the last week for 39-year-old seafarer and his wife.
Although levels remain historically high, the carrier segment has now seen a 0.2% decline since the beginning of 2020, after four consecutive months of increases through to February.
With national and international border shutting down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the repatriation of about 80,000 Filipino seafarers is long overdue.
A recent study conducted by the CDC on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the Cruise industry concluded that 106 cruise ships that entered US waters after March 1 had been carrying COVID-19 patients.
The deadly spread of COVID-19, and the economic and trade disruption the pandemic has caused, is prompting port managers to examine new ways to improve risk management and digital processes.
An oil tanker, flying the Maltese flag, has been quarantined in the Belgian port of Antwerp till July 4 after the majority of crew members onboard the ship tested positive for COVID-19.
The Director-General of Shipping, the chief regulatory body of the Indian government, in a new order, extended the validity of seafarers’ Competency(COC) and Proficiency (COP) certificates till 31st December 2021.