Crew change blah blah

Crew change blah blah
Splash 24/7 July 13, 2020 https://splash247.com/crew-change-blah-blah/

The UK crew change summit has yielded nothing to fix the seafarer repatriation issue, warns an irate Frank Coles from the Wallem Group.

ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement

ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement
July 12, 2020 https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/07/12/ilo-welcomes-covid-19-seafarers-ri...

he International Labour Organization has expressed support for new international measures to protect the rights of seafarers, stranded at sea because of the COVID-19 crisis .

Extreme weather changes and the seafarer’s health

Extreme weather changes and the seafarer’s health
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO -| July 14,2020 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/326718/extreme-weather-changes-and-th...

Seafarers have to brave storms, typhoons and high waves during the vessel’s journey which could have dramatic impact on quality of their life at sea.

ITF in Canada shows seafarers the way home

ITF in Canada shows seafarers the way home
Sam Chambers July 13, 2020 https://splash247.com/itf-in-canada-shows-seafarers-the-way-home/

Seafarers must speak up and then they can be repatriated, argues a senior name within the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today.

Peter Lahay, the national coordinator for the ITF in Canada, has been defending seafarers rights for 30 years, and is adamant that stranded crew must do more to make their voices heard and get home.

Vatican: Seafarers deserve 'esteem and gratitude' during pandemic

Vatican: Seafarers deserve 'esteem and gratitude' during pandemic
Associated Press Jul 12, 2020 https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2020/07/vatican-seafarers-deserve-esteem-and...

A cargo ship approaches the port of Piraeus as other ships are anchored, near Athens, Greece, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Credit: Petros Giannakouris/AP.)

Abandoned crew scrawl their desperate plight along ship’s hull

Abandoned crew scrawl their desperate plight along ship’s hull
Jason Jiang July 13, 2020 https://splash247.com/abandoned-crew-scrawl-their-desperate-plight-along...

More countries join crew change platform

More countries join crew change platform
13/07/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/more-countries-join-crew-change-pla...

Thirteen leading maritime nations joined the growing number of states allowing crew changes by signing a pact for exemptions in port controls and more commercial flights to accommodate thousands of exhausted seafarers stuck on board ships around the world.

Choppy waters forecast for global shipping industry over next 12-18 months

Choppy waters forecast for global shipping industry over next 12-18 months
13/07/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/choppy-waters-forecast-for-global-s...

The global shipping industry’s outlook for the next 12 to 18 months remains negative, unchanged since March, as companies’ earnings forecasts fall, Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report.

Singapore secures top spot as international shipping center for 7th consecutive year

Singapore secures top spot as international shipping center for 7th consecutive year
The Straits Times/Asia News Network 12 July 2020 https://business.inquirer.net/302415/singapore-secures-top-spot-as-inter...

SINGAPORE — Singapore retained its position as the world’s most important shipping hub on the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Center Development (ISCD) Index.

Maritime cops nabbed for extortion

Maritime cops nabbed for extortion
Neil Jayson Servallos - July 13, 2020 https://www.philstar.com/nation/2020/07/13/2027548/maritime-cops-nabbed-...

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group in Masbate and his two men were arrested yesterday for allegedly extorting money from an operator of a fishing vessel.

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