Cargo vessel runs aground in Bohol

Cargo vessel runs aground in Bohol
LEO UDTOHAN October 14, 2020 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/759909/cargo-vessel-runs-ag...

TAGBILARAN CITY - A cargo vessel ran aground in the waters off Mabaw Reef Marine Sanctuary in Barangay Ubujan in this city on Tuesday night.

Banks will shun shipping post-Covid

Banks will shun shipping post-Covid
Dagfinn Lunde October 16, 2020 https://splash247.com/banks-will-shun-shipping-post-covid/

For all the talk that shipping will escape 2020 as one of very few industries to have had an improved year financially, do not expect banks to fall back in love with our industry any time soon – they’re scarred from previous exposure to shipping and have far greater debt concerns to worry about.

Chinese crew wages leap during Covid

Chinese crew wages leap during Covid
Jason Jiang October 19, 2020 https://splash247.com/chinese-crew-wages-leap-during-covid/

Chinese crew during Covid-19 have seen their wages leap, surpassing the monthly pay of key rival seafarer nations such as the Philippines, India and across eastern Europe.

Cebu Port Authority activates crew change hub for seafarers

Cebu Port Authority activates crew change hub for seafarers
Minerva Newman October 16, 2020, https://mb.com.ph/2020/10/16/cebu-port-authority-activates-crew-change-h...

Philippines, to avoid ban on seafarers, probes Covid-19 outbreaks in ships

Philippines, to avoid ban on seafarers, probes Covid-19 outbreaks in ships
Oct 16, 2020, https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/philippines-to-avoid-ban-on-se...

The investigation comes after infections were recorded among crew of Australia-bound bulk carriers Vega Dream and the Patricia Oldendorff

Unwell crew member on ship off Geraldton sparks COVID-19 response

Unwell crew member on ship off Geraldton sparks COVID-19 response
Heather McNeill October 16, 2020 https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/unwell-crew-member-...

Health authorities will test a crew member on board a bulk carrier at Geraldton Port on Saturday morning after learning the person recently displayed cold and flu-like symptoms.

'Fire! Fire! Fire!': A ship captain faces prosecution after a slaughter at sea

'Fire! Fire! Fire!': A ship captain faces prosecution after a slaughter at sea
Ian Urbina, October 16, 2020 https://news.yahoo.com/fire-fire-fire-a-ship-captain-faces-prosecution-a...

Crew change crisis: ‘Nothing is happening’, conference told: “It’s easy to put seafarers to one side because everyone’s focusing on the national health issues.”

Crew change crisis: ‘Nothing is happening’, conference told
Eric Watkins 15 Oct 2020 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1134270/Crew-chang...

The coronavirus pandemic has opened up positive developments for the maritime industry, including an accelerated use of technology, delegates to the Connecticut Maritime Association Conference heard

Fast-craft trips’ resumption hangs

Fast-craft trips’ resumption hangs
Eugene Y. Adiong October 17, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/17/news/regions/fast-craft-trips-res...

Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports
14/10/2020 https://iccwbo.org/media-wall/news-speeches/imb-piracy-report-2020/

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first nine months of 2020, with a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea. Pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting bigger groups of seafarers at further distances off the West African coast.

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