ICS: 500 Seafarers Aboard 100 Ships Remain Trapped in Ukraine

ICS: 500 Seafarers Aboard 100 Ships Remain Trapped in Ukraine
May 3, 2022 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/500-seafarers-aboard-100-ship...

Seafarers not taking shore leave at some ports even as COVID restrictions start to ease

Seafarers not taking shore leave at some ports even as COVID restrictions start to ease
ABC Esperance/Emily JB Smith 4 May 2022 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-04/seafarers-not-taking-shore-leave-...

Below the deck of a cargo ship making its way through a stormy sea, Meldin Richie Mortera was fighting for his life.

‘Politically Difficult’ IMO Is Frustrating Top Ship Owners

‘Politically Difficult’ IMO Is Frustrating Top Ship Owners
Augusta Saraiva and Olivia Rockeman/Bloomberg May 4, 2022 https://gcaptain.com/politically-difficult-imo-ship-owners/

The ocean shipping industry, among the world’s biggest polluters, is asking a key regulator – International Maritime Organization (IMO) – to overhaul its emissions directives so that all carriers are working off the same rulebook as they make the expensive changes needed to cut output of harmful carbons.

How the Shipping Industry Sails through Legal Loopholes

How the Shipping Industry Sails through Legal Loopholes
Paul Tullis May 3, 2022 https://hakaimagazine.com/features/how-the-shipping-industry-sails-throu...

Pinoy seaman Michael Monegro admits to fatal stabbing on L.A.-bound container ship

Seaman admits to fatal stabbing on L.A.-bound container ship
City News Service May 2, 2022 https://www.dailybreeze.com/2022/05/02/seaman-guilty-of-fatal-stabbing-o...

A Philippines national who fatally stabbed a fellow crew member on a container ship en route from Shanghai to Los Angeles pleaded guilty Monday, May 2, to a federal criminal charge.

US Coast Guard calls off search for missing man

Coast Guard calls off search for missing man
Apr. 30, 2022 https://www.nj.com/news/2022/04/coast-guard-calls-off-search-for-missing...

The U.S. Coast Guard searched Delaware Bay for about four hours Saturday after the crewman of a Singapore cargo ship was reported missing.

Tanker owners face battle to rejuvenate fleets

Tanker owners face battle to rejuvenate fleets
Sam Chambers May 2, 2022 https://splash247.com/tanker-owners-face-battle-to-rejuvenate-fleets/

Tanker owners anxious to rejuvenate their fleets will have to be patient and fork out very considerable sums, new data from broker Gibsons shows.

With record amounts of containerships and LNG carriers ordered over the five last quarters, shipyards are sitting on near-three year orderbooks.

How war, shipping boom, China lockdowns impact Panama Canal

How war, shipping boom, China lockdowns impact Panama Canal
Greg Miller Follow May 2, 2022 https://www.freightwaves.com/news/how-war-shipping-boom-china-lockdowns-...

After record year in FY 2021, canal still growing this year — but more slowly

Filipino seafarers often delay or completely avoid medical care for fear of retaliation from employers, including potentially losing their jobs

Fear of employer retaliation leads immigrant seafarers to delay, avoid medical care: study
March 9, 2022 https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/22344-fear-of-employer-...

Nigeria: Union Blames FG For Seafarers’ Inability To Compete Globally

Union Blames FG For Seafarers’ Inability To Compete Globally
May 2, 2022 https://www.thetidenewsonline.com/2022/05/02/union-blames-fg-for-seafare...

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