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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


Singapore forms alliance to revamp workforce skills

The initiative aims to give Singapore the edge in the face of global competition for maritime talent

Singapore Crewing

Seafarers must stick to basics as automation looms

New tech is a fact of modern seafaring and the industry has started to embrace it. There are challenges to be addressed, such as maintaining core skills and the role of the remote centre staff

Crewing Ship operations

Daily Briefing September 22 2022

Industry attempts to amend EU carbon market amid delays | Why shipping’s poor progress report requires high-level attention | EU weakens Russia coal ban to combat food and energy insecurity | Marine insurers in the dark over Russian oil cap details

Daily Briefing International

Ukraine crew evacuations were moral dilemma for owners

Marine insurers discuss Russian incursion as part of Chicago gathering, with some analysts now predicting defeat for invaders in matter of weeks

International Russian Federation

Decarbonisation of shipping offers plenty of opportunities, but beware the risks

Lloyd’s List webinar on opportunities and the cost of the transition to zero-carbon shipping

Sustainability Fuels

Operation starts to change crew on Greek tanker held in Iran

Iran is said to have been pushing Greece for concessions beyond the return of an Iranian oil cargo that was completed a month ago

Europe Middle East and Africa

Shipowners to get duty to provide free drinking water for crews

Briefing note from UK P&I Club outlines latest amendments to MLC, reflecting industry experience of the pandemic

International Crewing

Seafarer safety training upgrade required for new fuels

Nautical Institute’s head of safety and environment describes a new alliance of seafarer interests that will develop a globally consistent level of training to meet the requirements of new fuels

Crewing Safety

Women to be ‘rewritten back into maritime history’ in project first

Lloyd’s Register Foundation leads research project that will identify female shipping experience throughout the centuries, starting with the City of London

International Crewing

Uncoordinated data reports miss the point of digitalisation

Data is a powerful tool that can make shipping cleaner, greener, and safer. But asking tired seafarers to spend much of their shift filling in spreadsheets risks losing the advantages of digitalisation

France Technology and Innovation

Future leaders urge real change to seafarer working conditions

The past year’s BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report revealed the size of the recruitment problem. These Global Maritime Forum competition essays reveal just how deep the concerns run

Crewing Safety