As of 5 January 2021, there are nine identified COVID-19 cases connected to a bunker tanker NewOcean 6 operated by Palmstone Tankers & Trdg Pte Ltd in the Port of Singapore.
Andrew Weir Ship Management (AWSM) has advised that when the MV Helena arrived in Cape Town on 31 December 2020, two passengers tested positive for COVID-19.
A lifeline for seafarers waiting for crew changes has indeed being thrown by Sri Lanka, which straddles a major shipping lane.
The year 2020 got off to a promising start: on January 28, MEYER WERFT was able to look back on its 225th anniversary. The order book is well filled and orders are planned from 2024.
An Indian ship captain has been tested positive for COVID-19 and put under isolation after returning from the UK. The sample of the Captain was sent to CSIR laboratory in Delhi for testing for the new COVID-19 strain B-117.
After months of turmoil, cruise ships are back on track once again. The new normal added new protocols and features including onboard testing centres in cruise ships.
As the coronavirus vaccine distribution plan comes to the forefront, key workers and industries are clamouring to ensure that their workers get the priority in the vaccination plan.
The MUI’s prime focus is going to be the protection of health and welfare of Indian seafarers’, said General Secretary of the Maritime Union of India.
At the end of this course, the learner would be able to describe the public health measures that may protect seafarers throughout their journey to the vessel, on the vessel, and on the way home; and prevent and manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease on board a cargo ship or fishing vessel.