1,468 Pinoy seafarers arrive for home quarantine; 4,000 also expected until next week

1,468 Pinoy seafarers arrive for home quarantine
Rudy Santos April 2, 2020 - https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/04/02/2004917/1468-pinoy-seafare...

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the pandemic, 1,468 Filipino seafarers arrived yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from various countries, and they would be placed on 14-day quarantine as part of precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Locsin appeals to hotels to accept arriving seafarers: 1,468 expected 31 March-1April; 244 Costa Luminosa seafarers repatriated

Locsin appeals to hotels to accept arriving seafarers
Roy Mabasa March 31, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/31/locsin-appeals-to-hotels-to-accept-arr...

IMO urges travel ban exemption for seafarers

IMO urges travel ban exemption for seafarers
Bob Jaques | Apr 02, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/regulation/imo-urges-travel-ban-exempt...

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has echoed earlier calls by shipping industry bodies for governments to recognise seafarers and marine personnel as “key workers” providing essential services and therefore exempt from national travel or movement restrictions.

Alfonso Castillero: The global recovery will come on ships

The global recovery will come on ships
Alfonso Castillero April 3rd, 2020 https://splash247.com/the-global-recovery-will-come-on-ships/

Alfonso Castillero from the Liberian Registry on the need for authorities across the board to collaborate to see us through this crisis.

Keppel Shipyard centre of new Singapore coronavirus cluster

Keppel Shipyard centre of new Singapore coronavirus cluster
Grant Rowles April 3rd, 2020 https://splash247.com/keppel-shipyard-centre-of-new-singapore-coronaviru...

Keppel Shipyard has been revealed as the centre of a new coronavirus cluster in Singapore, with four cases discovered in the Tuas yard leading to 100 workers being sent home to isolate.

ECSA Board: Shipping industry keeps Europe running but will need more EU support to recover

ECSA Board: Shipping industry keeps Europe running but will need more EU support to recover
03/04/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ecsa-board-shipping-industry-keeps-...

Coronavirus Pushes Shipping Companies Into Survival Mode; European shipping reaches ‘breaking point’

Coronavirus Pushes Shipping Companies Into Survival Mode
Costas Paris April 2, 2020 https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-pushes-shipping-companies-into-...

A backbone of the global supply chain is looking for safe anchor, but some operators might not weather the storm

Australia: Wharfies unload Chinese ship after stand-off over coronavirus fears

Wharfies unload Chinese ship after stand-off over coronavirus fears
Timna Jacks April 3, 2020 https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/victoria/wharfies-unload-cargo...

A cargo ship from China carrying medical supplies, toilet paper and tinned food is now being unloaded at the Port of Melbourne, following a dispute over coronavirus fears between the maritime union and stevedores DP World.

Will Ports Bar Cargo Ships With COVID-19-Positive Crew?

Will Ports Bar Cargo Ships With COVID-19-Positive Crew?
Greg Miller April 02, 2020 https://www.freightwaves.com/news/will-ports-bar-cargo-ships-with-covid-...

Ports have yet to deny container, dry bulk or tanker ships the right to load or unload cargo due to coronavirus outbreaks among crew. But things could get much dicier in the months to come.

‘One seafarer almost cried’: the last chaplain visiting quarantined boats

‘One seafarer almost cried’: the last chaplain visiting quarantined boats
Jaren McVeigh 1 Apr 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/01/one-seafarer-almost-...

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