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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
The guide is designed to provide a better understanding of how and when to ventilate given the different types of bulk commodities carried with each having different requirements. Proper ventilation is essential to preventing damage to cargo and to ensure crew safety
The industry has spent eight months complaining that its key workers should be repatriated swiftly. In reality, it has spent years ignoring protests that rest and work hours regulations are openly flouted
The Lloyd’s List 2021 Shipping Outlook Forum takes place on December 1 and we need your input to help shape the discussion. Our online poll is now live, with 10 questions on the critical issues likely to influence maritime markets next year and beyond
Seafarers have been shunned by authorities in many ports as coronavirus fears have overridden the need for crew changes
Video Analytics can be used to detect or even predict unsafe situations, spot unintentional operator errors, or avoid accidents by analysing historical events
There is an increasing link between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the safety of crew and vessels, according to recent analysis. Not only is there a heightened risk of accidents at sea due to the crew change crisis, but also there is evidence that increased pirate attacks on vessels may be linked to economic factors
Australia said its waiver allowing crews to serve beyond 11 months on board ships will end next February. It says there has been enough time for ship operators to adjust to the health crisis and develop new plans for seafarer repatriation and crew changes
This year, 20 men and women will receive the Merchant Navy Medal. ‘Unsung heroes make up the fabric of our brilliant, selfless, skilled industry,’ says UK shipping minister Robert Courts
The International Maritime Organization has supported the industry initiative for safe crew change protocols, but it will be up to individual governments and companies to follow them and help address the crewing crisis
A damning report by the World Maritime University says alteration of work and rest hours by crews is commonplace amid chronic undermanning of ships. It found IMO safe manning rules are mostly ignored, while inspectors rarely check records’ accuracy and flag states fail to enforce compliance
Crew of a vessel hit by a coronavirus outbreak off Australia last month have returned home to the Philippines and the vessel has since departed, says Mitsui OSK Lines
Shipping was considered among the sectors most at risk from a global pandemic, but many companies have reported earnings either above year-ago figures or have at least exceeded initial expectations in 2020. However, as the year nears its close and optimism grows that the virus can be brought under control, there are factors that may make 2021 even more challenging
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