Piracy is thriving off the coast of West Africa despite COVID nearly crushing global marine traffic

Piracy is thriving off the coast of West Africa despite COVID nearly crushing global marine traffic
Katherine Dunn and Jeremy Kahn November 21, 2020

This August, the final captives held hostage by Somali pirates were finally released after an excruciatingly long captivity.
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ITF welcomes return to international rules for Seafarers

ITF welcomes return to international rules for Seafarers
Baibhav Mishra - November 19, 2020 https://seanews.co.uk/news/itf-welcomes-return-to-international-rules-fo...

Bunkering vessel hijacked in Gulf of Guinea

Bunkering vessel hijacked in Gulf of Guinea
Jason Jiang November 19, 2020 https://splash247.com/bunkering-vessel-hijacked-in-gulf-of-guinea/

The piracy situation in the Gulf of Guinea continues to be critical with yet another hijacking incident occurring near south Lome this week.

Billions in New Cruise Ships Are Ready to Sail, With Nowhere to Go

Billions in New Cruise Ships Are Ready to Sail, With Nowhere to Go
Fran Golden November 17, 2020 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-17/almost-4-billion-in-n...

Around the world, cruise lines are cutting the ribbon on extremely expensive new vessels—then keeping them indefinitely docked.

9 Feb-17Nov: 81,000 Pinoy seafarers repatriated, 3,847 COVID-19-positive

Over 10K ‘returning overseas Filipinos’ got COVID-19
Jeremaiah Opiniano (Philstar.com) - November 19, 2020 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/11/19/2058010/over-10k-returning...

The Cloma legacy

The Cloma legacy
Yashika F. Torib November 18, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/11/18/business/maritime-business/the-cl...

How does one carry on the legacy of a historical figure, to keep his torch burning, and have people remember his chronicles? Where do they begin and to what lengths would they uphold a name as legendary as Tomas Cloma?

When Ships Are Abandoned, Stuck Sailors Struggle to Get By—and Get Paid

When Ships Are Abandoned, Stuck Sailors Struggle to Get By—and Get Paid
Federico Formica November 17, 2020

“We are satisfied with little, but even that little is impossible today.”

37 crew changes at Subic hub in 2 months

37 crew changes at Subic hub in 2 months
Henry Empeño November 16, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/16/37-crew-changes-at-subic-hub-in...

Filipino seafarers leave the tugboat Jabbah, which transported them from their ship, the MV Dapeng Star, during the first crew-change operation in the Subic Bay Freeport on Thursday.

ITF Calls on Governments to Resolve Standoff in China for Crew Welfare

ITF Calls on Governments to Resolve Standoff in China for Crew Welfare
11-17-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/itf-calls-on-governments-to-r...

Shipping bodies unite to brighten up Christmas for seafarers

Shipping bodies unite to brighten up Christmas for seafarers
November 17, 2020 https://shipinsight.com/articles/shipping-bodies-unite-to-brighten-up-ch...

To support seafarers this Christmas in what has been an exceptionally challenging year, a group of maritime organisations are collaborating on a campaign called #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas.

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