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Coronavirus & Crewing

Daily news, analysis and updates from the Lloyd’s List team on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the crewing sector



How is the coronavirus affecting Crewing?

India approves transport for crew changes

Next chartered flight to facilitate crew changes would fly on June 3

India Coronavirus

ICS releases medical guidance after seafarers denied care

The shipowners group said it would present the guidance to United Nations bodies on Thursday

International Crewing

Asian shipowners urge ‘key worker’ status for seafarers

The association also vowed to support shipping’s carbon-free path despite the economic damage from the pandemic shockwave

Asia Pacific Containers

Stena tanker quarantine in Brazil extended as more coronavirus cases found

Meanwhile, falling water levels in the Paraná River have left a bulker high and dry, with Cofco1 grounding with a draft of 9.4 m on May 27

South America Argentina

Co-operation, not shutdowns, is key to beating health crisis

South Korea’s minister of Oceans and Fisheries Moon Seong-Hyeok has called for ‘a spirit of co-operation’ in the fight against coronavirus

International Crewing

Singapore eases crew change restrictions

MPA says it “recognises the critical role that seafarers play in global seaborne trade, as well as the importance of crew change to safeguard the health and safety of seafarers sailing on board ships”

Singapore Crewing

UN urged to help 200,000 stranded seafarers

ICS, ITF and ITUC have asked UN secretary-general António Guterres to intervene as time is running out for seafarers

International Chamber of Shipping Crewing

Separating truth from fiction can ease anxiety among seafarers

Some within the industry have said that mental health of seafarers was a real issue before the current health crisis and that shipping companies and the media play an important role in easing anxiety

Crewing Ship operations

Wilhelmsen crowdfunds to support seafarers during pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to crew change operations, damaging welfare severely, with approximately 150,000 seafarers on ships unable to be signed off and another 150,000 seafarers on shore unable to sign on

International Crewing

Health crisis threatens investment, profits and jobs, shipping survey finds

European shipping jobs and decarbonisation investment are under threat from the pandemic

Coronavirus EU

Crew repatriation dilemma drives supply chain planning

A UN Global Compact webinar identified immediate threats to the supply chain, showing that changes to the way of working will continue beyond the pandemic

IMO International Chamber of Shipping

From the News Desk: Road map could bring relief for struggling crews

A global solution to the issue of crew changes during the coronavirus crisis has been endorsed by the International Maritime Organization, which may offer a pathway to freeing seafarers trapped by lockdowns and travel restrictions

Crewing Containers
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