The United Nations (UN) launched the Human Rights Due Diligence Tool, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Tool comes as worries over increased risk of violation of seafarers’ […]
The world’s seafarers’ unions say the world’s biggest brands have no excuse not to audit their supply chains and issue directives to suppliers on crew change, now that a new human rights due diligence toolkit has been launched.
The global shipping industry has been facing unprecedented turmoil as crew shortages rock the industry as India reels under the second wave of the pandemic.
Global shipowners have expressed their concerns over rising COVID cases in India and have sought a vaccinated crew.
Many seafarers have worked beyond their term without much rest so shippers are trying to give them so reprieve.
The crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement in the numbers, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has warned.
Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to new variants.
Seafarers from Pacific island States have faced circuitous and lengthy journeys to return home when this has been arranged, illustrating the complexities of the crew change crisis.
The stranded Indian sailors of the MSC vessel MV Anastasia have finally reached Japan from China and are on the way to their return journey to India.