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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.





Significance of scale lies behind OSM Thome merger

While he awaits approval for the new venture, Finn Amund Norbye reveals why shipmanagement is in a strong place, why even medium-sized owners will struggle and why Thome is the right partner

Norway Singapore

Columbia Shipmanagement takes holistic approach to wellbeing

Ship operators are struggling to attract quality seafarers, who now ask about health and wellbeing support

Ship Management Crewing

Asian crew changes get tougher as China ends zero-Covid policy

Ending of China's zero-Covid policy creates logistical nightmare, according to InterManager

Crewing Asia Pacific

Trends reveal a dynamic safety culture landscape

Analysis identifies eight trends that show a shifting safety environment. Leadership behaviours and the duty of oversight are paramount

Safety Crewing

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Where have all the pirates gone?

Piracy attacks are at a 30-year low according to the latest figures, but have the pirates really hung up their Kalashnikovs, or is this a statistical anomaly, rebranding or just more opaque reporting? This week’s podcast investigates what really lies behind the lack of piracy headlines and the real security risks still out there for shipping

Piracy and Security Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast

OSM and Thome agree merger covering 1,000 ships

Shipmanagement combination comes after a spate of mergers and acquisitions involving nearly all the major players

Norway Singapore

Shipping forms committee to tackle issues impacting Filipino seafarers

Key aims of the advisory board include contributing to the provision of appropriate training to the country’s seafarers in compliance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention

Asia Pacific Europe

Recruitment, retention and risk-taking: Why staff skills matter

The industry recognises the need to attract new skills from outside but still employs old ways to recruit them. Once on board, next generation expectations mustn’t be managed as in the past

Crewing Ship operations

Tanker splits in two after explosion off China

Vessel was not loaded at the time of the explosion

China Casualty

Operators warned to allow more time for crew changes

The embassies of some destination countries have little experience in dealing with some of the non-traditional seafaring nationalities who are being engaged to work in places they are new to

Asia Pacific Ukraine

NYK trials satellite communication service on vessel

Service uses low-orbit satellites, allowing higher speed and capacity at a lower cost than conventional communications

Japan Technology and Innovation

Human Rights at Sea granted UN special consultative status

UN Economic and Social Council status elevates the standing of Human Rights at Sea as an NGO dedicated to helping victims of abuse and advocating for more effective laws and policies to protect people at sea

Crewing People