Coronavirus pandemic triggers shipping container crisis

Coronavirus pandemic triggers shipping container crisis
Dirk Kaufmann 12.04.2021 https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-pandemic-triggers-shipping-container-c...

Most goods are transported around the globe by ship, making overseas containers essential. But demand for the metal boxes far outstrips supply at the moment.

Armed robbery attempts against 3 ships in Singapore Strait

Armed robbery attempts against 3 ships in Singapore Strait
Nick Blenkey April 11, 2021 https://www.marinelog.com/shipping/safety-and-security/armed-robbery-att...

Incidents of armed robbery against ships are continuing to occur against ships while underway in the Singapore Strait, reports the ReCAAP (Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia) Information Sharing Center.

More Trouble for Evergreen Suez Canal Ship, Now Being Held Captive

More Trouble for Evergreen Suez Canal Ship, Now Being Held Captive
Sebastian Blanco Apr 11, 2021 https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a36083944/suez-canal-evergreen-ship-fi...

The Ever Given got unstuck, but it's still being held in the Suez Canal, and this time the sticking point is cold, hard cash. A billion dollars' worth, in fact.

Shipping hubs of chaos

Shipping hubs of chaos
Mikhail Voytenko April 11, 2021 http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2021/04/11/shipping-hubs-of-chaos/

Repatriated seamen freed from hotel quarantine after being forced to isolate despite exemption

Repatriated seamen freed from hotel quarantine after being forced to isolate despite exemption
Beth Murray 31st March 2021 https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/repatriated-seamen-fr...

Two repatriated seamen have been allowed to leave the quarantine hotel at Edinburgh Airport after being forced to check-in, despite being legally exempt according to Scottish government guidance.

Seafarers Grateful for Le Havre Support Initiative; Pinoy seafarers are grateful

Seafarers Grateful for Le Havre Support Initiative
April 11, 2021 https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/24752-seafarers-grateful-...

Seafarers calling at Port of Le Havre are very appreciative of an initiative started by local associations and private operators providing moral support during their call at Le Havre.

Cannot hold 25 sailors to ransom, says seafarers’ union

Cannot hold 25 sailors to ransom, says seafarers’ union
Ch Sushil Rao | Apr 11, 2021 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/cannot-hold-25-sailor...

Kiwi Seafarers Endangered By Vaccine Policy

Kiwi Seafarers Endangered By Vaccine Policy
10 April 2021 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO2104/S00074/kiwi-seafarers-endangered-...

Kiwi Seafarers continue to feel shortchanged by the New Zealand Government.

Bomba still fighting fire aboard cargo ship in Port Klang after four days

Bomba still fighting fire aboard cargo ship in Port Klang after four days
11 Apr 2021 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/04/11/bomba-still-fighting-f...

KLANG: Efforts are still ongoing to put out a fire on a cargo vessel here that has been burning for over four days.

The LL view: End the scandal of seafarer abandonment, now and forever

The LL view: End the scandal of seafarer abandonment, now and forever
09 Apr 2021 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1136414/The-LL-vie...

Something is seriously wrong when crews are regularly stranded thousands of miles from home for years on end

Without rigidly enforced penalties for owners who evade best practice, those at the sharp end will continue to suffer

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