Stranded seafarers: an unfolding humanitarian crisis

Stranded seafarers: an unfolding humanitarian crisis
Rochelle Bailey, Maria Borovnik, Charlotte Bedford June 3, 2021 https://devpolicy.org/seafarers-in-a-covid-world-20210603/

Closures of international borders due to COVID-19 have affected migrant workers globally, both on land and sea. This blog examines the plight of international seafarers who have been caught by COVID-19 travel restrictions and outlines some recent efforts to assist them.

US sells off Iranian crude oil seized off coast of UAE

US sells off Iranian crude oil seized off coast of UAE
JON GAMBRELL May 31, 2021 https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-middle-east-iran-iran-nuclear-gl...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, court documents and government statistics show.

'No big ships': Protest over cruises returning to Venice

'No big ships': Protest over cruises returning to Venice
6 June 2021 https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-57373382

In March, Venice announced a ban on large vessels, including cruise ships and shipping containers, following concerns from residents over pollution, and underwater erosion of the city's foundations.

The ban will only come into effect once new terminals are built to allow for new routes around the city centre.

Crew Members Talk Living Conditions on Cruise Ships

Crew Members Talk Living Conditions on Cruise Ships
June 06, 2021 https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/25162-crew-members-talk-l...

The cabin options for cruise ship guests are usually if not endless, then at least plentiful. For a pricey fee, guests can upgrade all the way to penthouses and ship-within-a-ship concepts onboard most major cruise lines.

But what about crew accommodations?

Asia Braces For 20 Cyclones In 2021

Asia Braces For 20 Cyclones In 2021
Kanupriya Kapoor/Reuters June 5, 2021 https://gcaptain.com/asia-cyclones-2021/

Half of the roughly 20 tropical cyclones expected to form in the western Pacific Ocean through September this year are predicted to hit land in east Asian nations, forecasters said on Friday, making for a season that is busier than usual.

When COVID invades a ship: Filipino captain tells ordeal of infection while at sea

When COVID invades a ship: Filipino captain tells ordeal of infection while at sea
Richa Noriega June 6, 2021 https://mb.com.ph/2021/06/06/when-covid-invades-a-ship-filipino-captain-...

(Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation)
“It was heart-breaking seeing my two officers gasping for breath.”

Striking seamen in Greece temporarily disrupt ferry services

Striking seamen in Greece temporarily disrupt ferry services
June 3, 2021 https://apnews.com/article/europe-greece-business-526f522b97a1c5033256b7...

Lifeboat crew rush to help man with breathing difficulties on cargo ship

Lifeboat crew rush to help man with breathing difficulties on cargo ship
Alexa Fox 5th June 2021 https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19351972.lifeboat-crew-rush-help-...

A HARTLEPOOL RNLI crew were sent to the aid of a man suffering with breathing difficulties on a 5,000 ton cargo ship moored off the North-East coast.

First post-COVID cruise ship leaves Venice amid protest

First post-COVID cruise ship leaves Venice amid protest
Reuters / June 06, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1442198/first-post-covid-cruise-ship-leave...

VENICE – The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal, unhappy about the passage of giant liners through the historic lagoon city.

Pirates abduct Pinoy, 4 Korean seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates abduct Pinoy, 4 Koreans
AFP June 04, 2021 https://manilastandard.net/news/pinoy-abroad/356232/pirates-abduct-pinoy...

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