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Crew Welfare

Keep informed with the latest news, comment and analysis on the issues surrounding the safety and security of seafarers globally, highlighting the plight of the essential workers that keep shipping moving.




Flags refute claims as ITF vows crackdown on ‘substandard shipping’

Vessels flying Togo, Sierra Leone, Palau and Cook Islands flags will undergo increased inspections in the Mediterranean during the coming weeks

Crewing Safety

Compliance with the law is not optional. Even for P&O Ferries

UK minimum wage will be extended to seafarers, while Labour is committing to a ‘Seafarers’ Charter’. Neither would have happened without the P&O Ferries’ shocking actions

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Inspirational cadet shows leadership is alive and well

Daisy Jarvis showed leadership in helping fellow students overcome challenges and has become an inspiration to all her colleagues on International Women’s Day

United Kingdom Crewing

Women to be rewritten back into commercial maritime history

Women comprise 34% of employees at shipowning companies and 16% of the workforce of maritime associations

Crewing People

Synergy rolls out tailor-made PPE for female seafarers

Singapore-headquartered shipmanager Synergy is distributing new personal protective equipment to all female crew

Crewing Safety

Philippines approves bill to protect its seafarers

Act provides seafarers with right to safe and secure workplace that complies with safety standards, decent working and living conditions on board ship

Philippines Crewing

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why is shipping still not taking Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seriously?

The shipping industry has still not fully grasped the importance or the business case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, known as DEI, despite it being so integral to the structural long-term challenges ahead. Wista president Elpi Petraki and Diversity Study Group founder Heidi Heseltine join the podcast this week to discuss why the industry needs to address its DEI blind spot

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Regulatory delay is holding back vital seafarer training

New training courses are expensive to develop and take many years to introduce, a factor to be considered given the hundreds of thousands of seafarers needing additional training by 2030

Sustainability Crewing

Cyprus calls on Brussels to deliver on industry support

New Cyprus-UK agreement is part of country’s ‘collaborative vision’ in shipping, says shipping deputy minister Vassilios Demetriades

EU Cyprus

Tech layoffs are ‘opportunity for shipping to attract talent’

How the maritime sector will be able to benefit from tech layoffs will depend on individual companies’ initiatives, forum told

International Crewing

Ukrainian seafarers back in employment market

Ukraine tops the list of countries identified as most likely to supply seafarers in the future, according to a recent Seafarer Workforce Report by the International Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO

Ukraine Crewing

UN urged to evacuate ships and crews stuck in Ukraine

The International Chamber of Shipping and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations are among more than 30 signatories to sign an open letter to UN secretary general

Ukraine Dry Bulk