A new wave of coronavirus cases around the world has now increased concerns amongst the Asian seaports that had recently opened up for crew change.
Singapore maritime administration’s discovery of tampered COVID-19 tests of seafarers that were to join vessels from the country has now raised alarms on all international shipping bodies.
The ITF and the MUA helped seven Burmese seafarers to stand up for their rights to stop working and get off their ship after 14 months on board.
The Filipino government has released a set of guidelines that will ease the process of repatriation of seafarers, a move aimed at reducing the burden on Filipino seafarers stuck onboard ships for months.
INTERCARGO cannot even begin to contemplate the impacts if terminal and cargo operations were halted and cargo vessels stopped operations and trading, as a result of the crew remaining on board for 12 to17 months.
Consolidating its leadership as a haven for crews stuck on board ships due to COVID-19
Hong Kong’s third wave of COVID-19 infections has raised questions about the risk and possibility of imported infections arriving by cargo ships and among the crew members, as cases continue to hit a record high of 123 coronavirus infections, as of Friday, 24th August 2020.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reminded the global shipping industry that failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated.
Nearly 3,000 Indian seafarers from Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn ships are back with their families after being successfully signed off from their vessels, guided through all COVID-19 procedures and safely delivered to their hometowns by GAC India