About 1,200 seafarers had been administered Pfizer vaccines in Manila yesterday owing to the vaccine brand preferences of the destination countries.
An innovative touch-free payment platform for the maritime industry has been launched by Secure Seas.
Grants to be put to work in India, including the purchase of oxygenators, estimated to save approximately 60 lives a month, but more funds needed
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a Vaccination Roadmap framework to help establish vaccination hubs dedicated to seafarers across the world, alongside other major maritime NGOs.
As the COVID second wave causes a surge in cases all over the world, seafarers have been caught off-guard in ships once again.
Now big brands have come together to rescue these stranded seafarers and bring them home.
As many as 14 seafarers from India have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa. This comes at a time when the country has been reeling under the second wave of the pandemic, adding a record number of new cases every day.
Major shipping organisations pledge their support, including Ardmore Shipping, Cargill, Pacific Basin and V.Group
Various security agencies, including Indian immigration officials and TN Coastal Security Group, are conducting an inquiry into the allegation by Indian crew members on a ship docked at Thoothukudi harbour that they were attacked with knife and iron rods by a group of Vietnamese crew members for asking provisions from the kitchen.
After a 15 month ordeal, the 6 crew members of the Greek ship Angelic Power have been given permission to return home. The crew of the vessel had been held in China over some financial dispute.