ICS is leading calls for governments to put seafarers and frontline maritime shore workers at the head of the vaccine queue and to designate seafarers as keyworkers, to avoid a repeat of the 2020 ‘crew change crisis’
India is gearing up to supply covid vaccines to other countries as the country has become one of the strongholds of manufacturing the vaccines.
Stranded cruise ship Marcella Discovery anchored in Mumbai since April last year finally got permission to release the Indian crew.
The charity, Seafarers UK, has helped seafarers and fishers since its origins as the King George’s Fund for Sailors.
Essential workers at the Port of Long Beach moved more than 8.1 million cargo container units in 2020, setting a record in the face of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing trade war with China.
As COVID vaccine rollout to frontline workers takes center stage all over the world, seafarers and aviation workers are being prioritized alongwith healthcare workers.
The British Ports Association has called for essential port workers to be given priority during the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine amid rising infection levels so as to protect vital supply chains.
A COVID-19 testing site for workers at the Port of Long Beach is expanding its operation to include more weekday evening hours and add a Saturday shift thanks to financial support from the Pacific Maritime Association.
Shore-based personnel carries out essential work onboard vessels in our port such as cargo and bunkering operations, repairs and maintenance, as well as surveys and inspections.