China Denies Stopping Ships With Indian Seafarers From Entering Its Ports

China Denies Stopping Ships With Indian Seafarers From Entering Its Ports
July 27, 2021 https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/china-denies-stopping-ships-with-indian-...

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told the media that it has been found that China has never imposed such restrictions.

Crew reveal moment ‘Gulf Sky’ tanker boarded by Iranian gunmen last summer

Crew reveal moment ‘Gulf Sky’ tanker boarded by Iranian gunmen last summer
27/07/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/crew-reveal-moment-gulf-sky-tanker-...

Hijacked crew on a shipping tanker anchored off the UAE coast told how gunmen boarded their ship in the dead of night before ordering it to be sailed to Iran.

Nine shipmanagers hit with Chinese crew change bans following spike in vessels arriving with Covid-hit crews

Nine shipmanagers hit with Chinese crew change bans following spike in vessels arriving with Covid-hit crews
Sam Chambers July 27, 2021 https://splash247.com/nine-shipmanagers-hit-with-chinese-crew-change-ban...

Nine shipmanagers have been handed crew change bans by the Ministry of Transport in Beijing after a series of ships entering China were found to have staff onboard with Covid-19 infections.

Can a lack of cyber security send cargo ships off course?

Can a lack of cyber security send cargo ships off course?
27 Jul 2021 https://www.lr.org/en/insights/articles/can-a-lack-of-cyber-security-sen...

The Suez Canal block that unfolded in March opened the world’s eyes to the ramifications of disrupting the global logistics industry. But, has the world considered the consequences of a cyber-attack on the shipping channels we rely on so heavily?

Laoag kicks off mega vax drive for OFWs, seafarers

Laoag kicks off mega vax drive for OFWs, seafarers
Leilanie Adriano July 26, 2021 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1148267

LAOAG CITY – A mega vaccination drive for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and seafarers were among the priority groups for vaccination on Monday held at the Divine Word College of Laoag (DWCL).

With a total of 4,870 doses of single-shot Janssen vaccine allotted to Laoag residents from July 26 to 31, the city government assured there will be enough vaccines in the coming days.

Covid-19: Infected Filipino and Ukrainian crew in good spirits aboard the Mattina

Covid-19: Infected Filipino and Ukrainian crew in good spirits aboard the Mattina
Louisa Stey l Jul 26 2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/125867476/covid19-in...

The Filipino and Ukrainian crew members aboard the Mattina container ship, quarantined in Bluff, are in good spirits, a representative for the ship’s owners says.

Report: China Bans Vessels Crewed By Indian Seafarers

Report: China Bans Vessels Crewed By Indian Seafarers
Jul 25, 2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/report-china-bans-vessels-cre...

MARINA partners with the Villars to vaccinate Pinoy seafarers

MARINA partners with the Villars to vaccinate Pinoy seafarers
July 25, 2021 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/07/25/marina-partners-with-the-villar...

RECOGNIZING the advocacies of Sen. Cynthia A. Villar and daughter Las Pinas Rep. Camille Villar in helping our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), MARINA has partnered anew with them for the upcoming Moderna vaccination rollout for their seafarers.

Mumbai trade union claims China is banning Indian seafarers from entering the country

Mumbai trade union claims China is banning Indian seafarers from entering the country
Sam Chambers July 26, 2021 https://splash247.com/mumbai-trade-union-claims-china-is-banning-indian-...

Seafarer welfare overhaul needed to meet 2050 challenges

Seafarer welfare overhaul needed to meet 2050 challenges
Gary Howard | Jul 23, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/crewing/seafarer-welfare-overhaul-need...

Action needs to be taken now to improve seafarer welfare provision and prepare for the changing welfare needs of crews come 2050, according to a research report.

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