Canada joins Australia in committing to get overworked crews home

Canada joins Australia in committing to get overworked crews home
Sam Chambers January 18, 2021 https://splash247.com/canada-joins-australia-in-committing-to-get-overwo...

Transport Canada has issued a notice that it intends to finally enforce the Maritime Labour Convention provisions on duration of contract and repatriation. This means that if a seafarer has completed 11 months onboard, he or she has the right to get off and be repatriated at the owner’s cost.

Chinese Survey Ship Caught ‘Running Dark’ Give Clues to Underwater Drone Operations

Chinese Survey Ship Caught ‘Running Dark’ Give Clues to Underwater Drone Operations
H I Sutton January 16, 2021 https://news.usni.org/2021/01/16/chinese-survey-ship-caught-running-dark...

Making maritime industries more sustainable and profitable using AI Algorithms

Making maritime industries more sustainable and profitable using AI Algorithms
January 17, 2021 https://gcaptain.com/making-maritime-industries-more-sustainable-and-pro...

Oceans play a critical role in the global economy and our biodiversity.

INTERTANKO: Updated Guidance On Crew Welfare Management And Mental Wellness

INTERTANKO: Updated Guidance On Crew Welfare Management And Mental Wellness
18/01/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/intertanko-updated-guidance-on-crew...

INTERTANKO has recently updated its recommendatory guidance, Crew Welfare Management and Mental Wellness.

Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued

Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued
AP 17 Jan 2021 https://apnews.com/article/business-turkey-black-sea-bd68278de96da6391a3...

ISTANBUL (AP) — A cargo ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Sunday, leaving at least three people dead, Turkish authorities said. Six others were rescued.

Death on the high seas: Taiwanese rights groups demand end to modern slavery on fishing boats

Death on the high seas: Taiwanese rights groups demand end to modern slavery on fishing boats
Nicola Smith, Lya Cai and Dewi Loveard 14 January 2021 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/death-high...

Sinking Panamanian ship was covered by the Philippines’ emergency services, but they called on Taiwan for assistance

Taiwanese fishing trawler saves crew of 22 from sinking Panamanian ship
Matthew Strong, 2021/01/16 https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4104100

Crew members were transferred to Chinese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing trawler rescued 22 crew members from a sinking Panamanian freighter after a fire southeast of Taiwan’s southern tip, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Saturday (Jan. 16).

More crew change complications emerge as virus mutates

More crew change complications emerge as virus mutates
Sam Chambers January 15, 2021 https://splash247.com/more-crew-change-complications-emerge-as-virus-mut...

Crew changes are once more becoming difficult as much of the world locks down again following the emergence of several new and more transmissible variants of Covid-19, crew specialist Danica has warned.

Industry mulls premium on freight rates into China

Industry mulls premium on freight rates into China
16/01/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/industry-mulls-premium-on-freight-r...

Talks of a premium on freight for shipping dry bulk cargo into China is gaining ground after ships were held up for months at the anchorage of Chinese ports waiting to berth due to a trade spat with Australia.

DOTr updates guidelines for seafarers

DOTr updates guidelines for seafarers
January 14, 2021 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1882728/Cebu/Local-News/DOTr-updates-...

FILIPINO seafarers who came from countries subjected to travel restrictions because of the reported new variants of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, within 14 days immediately preceding their arrival in the country, are still allowed to disembark their ships.

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