A sudden rise in COVID-19 cases has once again prompted China to completely shut down the country’s largest city to curb the spread. Shanghai has started a two-stage lockdown that may further impact the global supply chain.
The crew change, which had been periodically happening at the Chennai port, has been struck following the stringent Covid-19 protocols that are now in place.
A total of 55 individuals have tested COVID positive on a Royal Caribbean International cruise vessel that had set sail Saturday from Florida, the company mentioned.
Singapore has reportedly spoken about delivering at least 12,000 vaccination doses to international seafarers in the next phase of its vaccination scheme.
Authorities prevented a cruise ship in Hong Kong from departing the city’s terminal on Thursday as a crew member was suspected to be COVID positive.
So far, almost 100,000 Filipino seafarers have been vaccinated against COVID-19. This has boosted their chances to be hired once again by foreign shipping enterprises.
Hong Kong local police received a referral from the Department of Health on 28 August mentioning that the captain of ‘Thor Monadic’, a cargo ship, which had reached Hong Kong four days earlier, was suspected of sharing incorrect information regarding the health of its crewmen that were still on board.
Queensland will become the first Australian jurisdiction to administer COVID vaccines to all international seafarers arriving in local ports, with a trial program commencing in the coming weeks aimed at reducing the risk of serious illness and community transmission.
Singapore will soon be launching its initiative, SEAVAX or Sea Crew Vaccination Initiative, for foreign non-resident sea crew. Yesterday, Chee Hong Tat, a Singaporean politician has made this announcement in his speech for the International Safety@Sea Week.