Covid: Stranded seafarers 'must get Christmas leave'

Covid: Stranded seafarers 'must get Christmas leave'
Justin Parkinson 1 Dec 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55106772

The UK must push other countries to ensure that ship crew stranded because of Covid restrictions get home leave this Christmas, a union has said.

It is estimated that 400,000 seafarers, up to 2,000 of them from the UK, are currently stuck on vessels.

Five priorities for a sustainable ocean economy

Five priorities for a sustainable ocean economy
Jane Lubchenco,Peter M. Haugan &Mari Elka Pangestu 2 December 2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03303-3

Unleash the ocean’s potential to boost economies sustainably while addressing climate change, food security and biodiversity.

UN urges help for virus-stranded ship crews

UN urges help for virus-stranded ship crews
Agence France-Presse Dec 2, 2020 https://www.rappler.com/world/global-affairs/un-urges-help-virus-strande...

The maritime industry also hopes the qualification will allow seafarers to be among priority groups to benefit from future vaccines against the virus.

POEA resolution grants additional pay to Pinoy seafarers sailing in Gulf of Guinea

POEA resolution grants additional pay to Pinoy seafarers sailing in Gulf of Guinea
Samuel Medenilla November 30, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/30/poea-reso-grants-additional-pay...

Filipino seafarers sailing onboard ships passing at additional locations in the Gulf of Guinea will also soon be entitled with additional benefits, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Development of the Philippine merchant fleet takes the backseat

Development of the Philippine merchant fleet takes the backseat
Brenda V. Pimentel December 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/12/02/business/maritime-business/develo...

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Coronavirus impact on Seafarers could lead to many quitting the industry

Coronavirus impact on Seafarers could lead to many quitting the industry
Baibhav Mishra - December 1, 2020 https://seanews.co.uk/shipping/seafarers/coronavirus-impact-on-seafarers...

Maritime Professionals’ Union, Nautilus International has stepped up efforts to end the Covid-19 crew change crisis as research shows nearly 90% of British seafarers have been affected by the pandemic and one in two is now considering their future in the industry.

LEO ANGELO V. SACAYAN, the seaman, wants to sail again: 'It’s better to have a job'

Cash aid for Filipinos to buy food also becomes avenue for corruption
Vann Marlo M. Villegas November 30, 2020 https://www.bworldonline.com/cash-aid-for-filipinos-to-buy-food-also-bec...

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LEO ANGELO V. SACAYAN, a 41-year-old sea-faring sous-chef from Malabon City, got P15,600 in government aid after coming home at the start of the year amid a global coronavirus pandemic.

Seafarer who escaped from pirates in Nigeria recounts ordeal

Seafarer who escaped from pirates in Nigeria recounts ordeal
Ch Sushil Rao | Nov 30, 2020 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/seafarer-who-escaped-...

Hyderabad: Even a week after returning from Nigeria, Jarjana Shankar Rao is yet to recover from the harrowing experience he had gone through with pirates and later at the jail.

Fair treatment of seafarers and the COVID-19 pandemic on Legal Committee’s agenda

Fair treatment of seafarers and the COVID-19 pandemic on Legal Committee’s agenda
30/11/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/fair-treatment-of-seafarers-and-the...

Map details rising incidents of crew abandonment

Map details rising incidents of crew abandonment
Sam Chambers November 27, 2020 https://splash247.com/map-details-rising-incidents-of-crew-abandonment/

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