ITF welcomes AMSA return to 11 months maximum service for seafarers

ITF welcomes AMSA return to 11 months maximum service for seafarers
Marcus Hand | Nov 19, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/regulation/itf-welcomes-amsa-return-11...

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has welcomed a move by Australia that it will be ending a temporary exemption for vessels that have had seafarers onboard for more than 11 months.

450 days trapped on a cargo ship: Pinoy seafarer Ronbert speaks on life on board ship

450 days trapped on a cargo ship
By Geoff Thompson, 22 Nov 2020 on Background Briefing https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/450-day...

Ronbert has sailed into bustling ports all over the world.

But he can't get home or even set foot on dry land.

Four injured in ferry and cargo ship collision in Amsterdam

Four injured in ferry and cargo ship collision in Amsterdam
November 21, 2020 https://nltimes.nl/2020/11/21/four-injured-ferry-cargo-ship-collision-am...

A cargo vessel and a ferry collided on the IJ in Amsterdam, causing four injuries. Two of them have been taken to the hospital. The incident happened around 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Carnival Cruise boss banks on safety measures

Carnival Cruise boss banks on safety measures
Jonathan Josephs 21 Nov 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55022158

The boss of the world's biggest cruise company has told the BBC new safety measures can help the $150bn (£113bn) a year industry to get going again.

The hugely profitable business has been brought to its knees by coronavirus after regulators around the world stopped ships from sailing to try and limit outbreaks.

Border controls leave an army of invisible workers trapped on floating sweatshops

Border controls leave an army of invisible workers trapped on floating sweatshops
Geoff Thompson and Benjamin Sveen 21 Nov 2020 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-21/maritime-workers-left-floating-in...

Ronbert Bibat had been trapped inside the rusty belly of a lumbering 39,000-tonne cargo ship for well over a year.

Impact of COVID on the human rights of seafarers

Impact of COVID on the human rights of seafarers
DLA Piper November 19 2020 https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=08bc25ab-80ac-4b09-81f2-9...

Since 2017, our offices in the Middle East have been working, on a pro bono basis, with the charitable UK-based NGO, Human Rights at Sea, whose focus is on ending human rights abuse throughout the maritime environment.

Livestock carrier with undeclared crew banned from French waters

Livestock carrier with undeclared crew banned from French waters
STEPAN KOTCHERGA November 20, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/11/20/livestock-carrier-with-undec...

Maritime Piracy, A Resurgent Business And Other Threats To Shipping: How The Insurance Industry Handling The Arising Issues

Maritime Piracy, A Resurgent Business And Other Threats To Shipping: How The Insurance Industry Handling The Arising Issues
20/11/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/maritime-piracy-a-resurgent-busines...

Shipping industry welcomes IMO decision to give further consideration to USD 5 billion fund to accelerate decarbonization

Shipping industry welcomes IMO decision to give further consideration to USD 5 billion fund to accelerate decarbonization
Nov 20 2020 https://ajot.com/news/shipping-industry-welcomes-imo-decision-to-give-fu...

SafeMetrix Launches Online Maritime English Proficiency Tests

SafeMetrix Launches Online Maritime English Proficiency Tests
11-19-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/corporate/safemetrix-launches-online-...

SafeMetrix, a product line of Safebridge, expands its assessment portfolio with a fully online-based Maritime English Proficiency Test and Certification for Ratings and Operational Level Deck Officers in line with the STCW requirements and the latest maritime standards.

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