India’s seafarers under pressure

India’s seafarers under pressure
Shirish Nadkarni | Jun 29, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/indias-seafarers-under...

India’s huge second wave of Covid-19 infections has hit the international shipping industry, which relies on the country for seafarers, as crews come down with the disease and ports deny entry to vessels.

Lloyd’s Register to focus growth on maritime industry with expanded role and service offering.

LR to focus growth on maritime industry with expanded role and service offering.
29 Jun 2021 https://www.lr.org/en/latest-news/lr-focus-growth-strategy-on-maritime-i...

Business Assurance & Inspection Services division to be set up as independent business, branded LRQA, to be acquired by funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

413,929 Pinoy sea-based workers repatriated since start of pandemic

Over 1.2 million overseas Filipinos repatriated during pandemic
Neil Arwin Mercado - June 29, 2021 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1452597/over-1-2-million-overseas-filipino...

Why human interaction with seafarers matters now more than ever

Why human interaction with seafarers matters now more than ever
June 25, 2021 https://splash247.com/why-human-interaction-with-seafarers-matters-now-m...

As we emerge out of lockdown, a return to the simple acts of kindness delivered through routine ship visits is vital to ensure that seafarers’ concerns are not left undetected, writes Ian Stokes, Stella Maris’ head of corporate partnerships.

POEA: Philippine seafarer deployment recovering

POEA: Philippine seafarer deployment recovering
Cecille Suerte Felipe, Sheila Crisostomo - June 27, 2021 - https://www.philstar.com/nation/2021/06/27/2108339/poea-philippine-seafa...

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s seafarer sector, one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, is slowly recovering, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Villars laud seafarers as ‘sustainers of global economy’

Villars laud seafarers as ‘sustainers of global economy’
Paolo Romero June 28, 2021 - https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/06/28/2108549/villars-laud-seafa...

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Cynthia Villar and daughter Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar have lauded seafarers as “sustainers of global economy” during the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination of Filipino seafarers in Las Piñas City last week.

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Philippine shipping firms planning Asian operations

Philippine shipping firms planning Asian operations
Arjay L. Balinbin June 28, 2021 https://www.bworldonline.com/philippine-shipping-firms-planning-asian-op...

SOME SHIPOWNERS in the Philippines are considering expanding their operations to Asian destinations, a move seen to augment capacity amid a global shortage in containers and vessels, a Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) official said.

Locsin urges government agencies to improve standards of maritime HEIs, save Filipino seafarers’ jobs

Locsin urges government agencies to improve standards of maritime HEIs, save Filipino seafarers’ jobs
Recto Mercene June 25, 2021 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/06/25/locsin-urges-government-agencie...

Forced labor of Indonesian crewmen persists on foreign vessels: Report

Forced labor of Indonesian crewmen persists on foreign vessels: Report
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil June 25, 2021

Worsening forced labor practices have prompted more Indonesian migrant workers aboard foreign fishing vessels to report their conditions to authorities amid a lack of government oversight from land, a recent report has suggested.

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