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Crewing Crisis

Despite being integral to global trade, seafarers have been among the worst affected by the travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many crews have been on board vessels for extended periods and concerns over safety and wellbeing continue to mount…



Stranded seafarers make direct appeal for more action on crew changes

Crews tell their stories of resilience, missing families and not stepping on land for nearly six months as coronavirus pandemic leaves them stuck at sea

International Crewing Safety


Indonesian court fines seized RCL vessel master $13,500

Indonesian court has released the vessel, which reached Singapore on August 9

Indonesia Thailand

Fruergaard steers Pacific Basin on long-term vision

Chief executive tells Lloyd’s List about his faith in the minor bulk trade market, a potential talent drain of seafarers and a rare opportunity for shipping companies to differentiate themselves

Asia Pacific Dry Bulk

Is ammonia too dangerous to use as a fuel?

Ammonia appears to be the dream fuel: it releases no carbon dioxide and can be a zero-emission fuel if produced from clean energy sources. But leakage into manned areas could be catastrophic

Sustainability Fuels

Seafarers to be surveyed on working conditions

Recruitment and retention of seafarers in the future will depend on providing a good work-life balance

Crewing Ship Management

North triggers monkeypox exclusion for fixed premium clients

Move comes after US cities and port of Chittagong impose restriction to limit spread of communicable disease

International Crewing

Russian crew detained in Ukraine request repatriation

Ukraine announced its intentions to seize Russian vessels undergoing repairs at the shipyard back in April. Crew members say they are still being held on board

Ukraine Russian Federation

Seafarers happier as going home becomes less of a lottery

Data-driven positivity comes with a note of caution that seafarers are continuing to have to tackle real barriers. Extended feedback, whether good, bad, or ugly is said to be the actual power underpinning data

Crewing Safety

Chinese floating crane sinks leaving 25 dead

Local maritime authorities have set up a team to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident

China Casualty

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: How shipping is managing the risk of lifting Ukraine grain

The deal to allow the safe transport of grain out of the Ukraine by sea is an unprecedented agreement between enemy combatants, but it is still a work in progress and the list of potential risks that could yet scupper it are long. This week we talk to war risk expert and head of marine and aviation at the Lloyd’s Market Association Neil Roberts about the insurance hurdles yet to be overcome. And we talk to Anna Biliuga, an agent for Eurogal Services, which acts as Lloyd’s agents inside Odesa, for a personal take on how the grain deal will play out on the dockside

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Ukraine crisis

Don’t be (quite so) cynical about ESG

Do it because you clients want it and because your bankers demand it. And most of all, because it’s the right thing to do

International Regulation

Ferry labour shortage said to be ‘inevitable and ongoing’

The ferry industry’s long-term success depends more than ever on well-trained people, and the sector’s ability to drive support for the technologies and facilities that are crucial to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Passenger Crewing

Oaktree-linked oil tanker banned from Australia on crew welfare issues

Investigations by Australian authorities found evidence that 21 crew members were collectively owed $86,000, while food and water on board did not meet quality standards

Australia Tankers and Gas