Many seafarers are stuck in Hamburg due to the Corona pandemic. They do not know when they will be able to travel home again.
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.
A coal-carrying cargo ship in Gibraltar was rocked by an explosion which left 4 seafarers injured. The Hong Kong-flagged ship was passing through the Bay of Algeciras on Friday when the incident happened.
The plight of seafarers isn’t going unnoticed in times of COVID-19 vaccinations. Seafarers’ vaccinations have become a priority issue now in order to keep maritime trade intact.
Stranded cruise ship Marcella Discovery anchored in Mumbai since April last year finally got permission to release the Indian crew.
Throughout the year, the maritime transport industry has managed stay afloat, allowing food, medicine and other essential goods to be transported across the world, to stock the shelves even during the strictest lockdowns.
A new video produced by Nautilus highlights the impact of proposed forced redundancies and pay reductions on a group of Dutch seafarers.
In a major development, Beijing has said that Indian seafarers stuck in China are getting enough help to sustain life. The seafarers in question are stuck on a bulk carrier named MV Jag Anand anchored at Jingtang port in Henri province of China.
Charterers’ “no crew change” clauses aggravate the ongoing crew change crisis and further threaten safety of navigation, says IMO Secretary-General.