ICS, along with industry and social partners, are encouraging ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time on 25th June, in honour of the IMO’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’, to remind the world of the urgent need to vaccinate all seafarers.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has called on all IMO Member States to support fair global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, beyond fulfilling their national needs, to ensure seafarers can access vaccines.
Shipowners and seafarers’ representatives have asked the United Nations to establish an interagency task force to examine the implementation and practical application of the MLC, 2006 during the pandemic, including its impact on seafarers’ fundamental rights and on the shipping industry.
The world’s seafarers yesterday took the extraordinary decision to shut down negotiations over the future of seafarers’ minimum wages with national shipowners represented by the International Chamber of Shipping.
The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals that small investments can make a tangible difference to the lives of seafarers.
In a landmark ruling the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts has sent a strong message to governments that they have failed in their duty of care towards seafarers under international law during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forty-five IMO Member States and one Associate Member* have now designated seafarers as key workers, which is a key step in resolving the ongoing crew change crisis.
UN General Assembly Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols; IMO Secretary-General urges priority vaccination.
The annual Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to seafarers and acknowledges the contributions they have been making in maintaining the flow of goods. During this trying time of COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) recognizes the challenges seafarers face and has been working with the industry, unions, and seafarer missions […]