ICS, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling for the immediate disembarkation of 27 rescued people trapped onboard a cargo ship.
With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report, the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reminded the global shipping industry that failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated.
The design, complexity, and arrangement of engine rooms across the global shipping fleet vary far more widely than for bridges, and yet until today, there has been no dedicated guidance for safe engine room operations.
ICS is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time on 8th July to remind Governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.
Governments have the power to solve a growing humanitarian crisis and must take action to bring seafarers home and allow their relief crews to join ships.
BIMCO is joining ICS in a call to encourage shipping companies or masters to fill in a Crew Change Report Form launched by ICS and thereby help encouraging Governments to facilitate crew change throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ever-increasing pace of digital connectivity onboard ships has led to the rapid development of onboard communications.
ICS has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.