Seafarers – scum of the earth

Seafarers – scum of the earth
June 2, 2021 https://splash247.com/seafarers-scum-of-the-earth/

Former Wallem boss Frank Coles writes for Splash today. Exasperated at the treatment of seafarers, he suggests a two-week global strike might be the only way to improve life at sea.

Philippines extends travel ban to keep out India COVID-19 variant

Philippines extends travel ban to keep out India COVID-19 variant
Jun 01 2021 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/01/21/india-covid-variant-philippines-t...

MANILA — The Philippines is extending until the middle of June its travel restrictions in a bid to keep out a more infectious COVID-19 variant first detected in India, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

50K Pinoy seamen at risk of ban

50K Pinoy seamen at risk of ban
Irma Isip June 1, 2021 https://malaya.com.ph/index.php/news_business/50k-pinoy-seamen-at-risk-o...

About 50,000 Filipino seafarers are in danger of losing their jobs if the Philippines fails the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit whose final results will be known by August.

Gov’t ready to inject seafarers with western vaccine brands – Duterte

Gov’t ready to inject seafarers with western vaccine brands – Duterte
Krissy Aguilar - June 01, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1439683/govt-ready-to-vaccinate-seafarers-...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that he was open to having seafarers vaccinated with western-made COVID-19 vaccines despite his policy against discriminating among vaccine brands.

Clemency for delisted seafarers

Clemency for delisted seafarers
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO - June 01,2021 -https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/380265/clemency-for-delisted-seafarers

A seafarer who is penalized with delisting from the registry of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) may be granted clemency under certain circumstances.

Clemency is the power given to a public official to lower the harshness of punishment imposed upon an erring person.

Norwegian Cruise Line May Need to Hire Over 17,500 Crew for Restart

Norwegian Cruise Line May Need to Hire Over 17,500 Crew for Restart
May 31, 2021 https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/25129-norwegian-cruise-li...

With 13 of its vessels now confirmed to be reentering service through early 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line will have approximately 19,000 crew back onboard, according to the Global Cruise Ship Index by Cruise Industry News.

Seafarers stranded onboard vessels beyond contract expiry up 24% in May

Seafarers stranded onboard vessels beyond contract expiry up 24% in May
Marcus Hand | Jun 01, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/seafarers-stranded-onb...

The June Neptune Declaration Crew Change Indicator shows a 24.1% in the number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond their contract expiry.

PHL’s top state maritime school PMMA on lockdown after 127 infected with Covid

PHL’s top state maritime school PMMA on lockdown after 127 infected with Covid
HENRY EMPEÑO MAY 31, 2021 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/05/31/phls-top-state-maritime-school-...

Turkish ship capsizes at Castellon, one dead and one missing

Turkish ship capsizes at Castellon, one dead and one missing
Grant Rowles May 31, 2021 https://splash247.com/turkish-ship-capsizes-at-spanish-port-of-castellon...

The 1986-built 1,600 dwt general cargo ship Nazmiye Ana capsized during cargo loading operations at Port of Castellon in Spain on Friday evening.

Local media is reporting that one of the ship’s crew has been found dead, an Indian national aged 22, while a local port worker is missing.

Sri Lanka readies to sue owners of the fire-struck X-Press Pearl

Sri Lanka readies to sue owners of the fire-struck X-Press Pearl
Sam Chambers May 31, 2021 https://splash247.com/sri-lanka-readies-to-sue-owners-of-the-fire-struck...

A criminal investigation is underway over the fire on the ship, X-Press Pearl with all crew set to be interviewed.

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