Suez Canal blockade: Egypt demands $550 mn from Japanese cargo ship owner

Suez Canal blockade: Egypt demands $550 mn from Japanese cargo ship owner
May 31, 2021 https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/suez-canal-block...

Egyptian authorities are demanding 550 million US dollars in compensation from the Japanese owner of a cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March

Indonesia contributing to ASEAN, UN programs for seafarers

Indonesia contributing to ASEAN, UN programs for seafarers
30 May 2021 https://en.antaranews.com/news/175466/indonesia-contributing-to-asean-un...

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia has been supporting a number of ASEAN and UN programs for seafarers, who contribute significantly to the national economy, including provision of COVID-19 vaccines to them, according to a senior official.

AMP Promotes The Placement Of Panamanian Seafarers In Vessels Of The Panama Ship Registry

AMP Promotes The Placement Of Panamanian Seafarers In Vessels Of The Panama Ship Registry
29/05/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/amp-promotes-the-placement-of-panam...

Pinoy seafarers must be prioritized for single-dose COVID-19 vaccines: lawmaker

Pinoy seafarers must be prioritized for single-dose COVID-19 vaccines: lawmaker
Gillan Ropero, May 30 2021 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/30/21/pinoy-seafarers-must-be-prioritiz...

Australia's longest ever shipping ban issued for 'unbearable' conditions and 'systemic' failures

Australia's longest ever shipping ban issued for 'unbearable' conditions and 'systemic' failures
Kelly Fuller 30 May 2021 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-30/amsa-issues-record-shipping-ban-t...

Australian maritime authorities have taken the unprecedented step of banning a flag-of-convenience ship from Australian waters for 36 months for "unbearable" conditions and "systemic" failures.

One crew feared dead after Japanese cargo ship collision - media

One crew feared dead after Japanese cargo ship collision - media
Reuters May 30, 2021 https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/one-crew-feared-dead-after-ja...

A crew member of a Japanese cargo ship was feared dead on Sunday after he was recovered near a vessel that had capsized and sunk following a collision in domestic waters, local media reported.

BIMCO film pressures governments to protect the world’s seafarers

BIMCO film pressures governments to protect the world’s seafarers
Sam Chambers May 28, 2021 https://splash247.com/bimco-film-pressures-governments-to-protect-the-wo...

Almirante: Disability compensation of seafarer

Almirante: Disability compensation of seafarer
DOMINADOR A. ALMIRANTE May 28, 2021 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1896016/Cebu/Business/Almirante-Disab...

Labor Case Digest

Respondent Victorio de Jesus was hired by petitioner OSG Shipmanagement Manila Inc., for and in behalf of Michaelmar Shipping Services Inc., as a second cook on Jan. 15, 2008. His contract period was for eight months on board the vessel M/T Overseas Andromar.

New film from BIMCO calls on decisionmakers to support seafarers

New film from BIMCO calls on decisionmakers to support seafarers
28/05/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new-film-from-bimco-calls-on-decisi...

Overview

BIMCO is launching “Seafarers Deserve Support”, the second in the series of films produced to raise awareness, this time calling on governments and decisionmakers world-wide to step up and support the seafarers behind world trade.

Cargo Ships Spoofing Location Data to Violate Government Sanctions

Cargo Ships Spoofing Location Data to Violate Government Sanctions
Zoe Strozewski On 5/28/21 https://www.newsweek.com/cargo-ships-spoofing-location-data-violate-gove...

As U.S economic sanctions have widened, and tracking software has become more common, some cargo ships have found new ways to go unnoticed.

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