IMO Sec Gen: The Crew Change Crisis Remains a Challenge

IMO Sec Gen: The Crew Change Crisis Remains a Challenge
March 19, 2021 https://www.marinelink.com/news/imo-sec-gen-crew-change-crisis-remains-a...

Even after concerted efforts from leaders in the maritime community and some improvement in the numbers, the crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to create challenges, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has warned.

Crew change crisis could rebound

Crew change crisis could rebound
March 20, 2021 https://www.marinelog.com/shipping/crew-change-crisis-could-rebound/

New variants of COVID-19 have brought stricter border control and travel restrictions that threaten to sharply increase the number of seafarers affected by the crew change crisis.

Container stack collapse can result in seafarer PTSD

Container stack collapse can result in seafarer PTSD
Mar 19 2021 https://ajot.com/news/container-stack-collapse-can-result-in-seafarer-ptsd

Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers (CSSS) has voiced concern over the physical and psychological impact of a container stack collapse on the seafarer.

Decline in number of overdue seafarers does not signal end of crisis

Decline in number of overdue seafarers does not signal end of crisis
Declan Bush 19 Mar 2021

Travel curbs have tightened in response to new coronavirus variants, worsening the outlook for crew changes. Shipping groups have repeated pleas for the world to remember seafarers’ plight

Although the total number of overdue seafarers has fallen from 400,000 to just over 200,000, there are fears that number is rapidly rising again ...

Concerns of rise in number of seafarers impacted by crew change due to new COVID-variants

Concerns of rise in number of seafarers impacted by crew change due to new COVID-variants
20/03/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/concerns-of-rise-in-number-of-seafa...

Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to new variants.

Wellness at Sea “reduces seafarer anxiety and sadness”, says report

Wellness at Sea “reduces seafarer anxiety and sadness”, says report
19/03/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/wellness-at-sea-reduces-seafarer-an...

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea training and support reduces anxiety and sadness among seafarers, a research report has shown.

£1,000 up for grabs in Seafarers’ charity photography competition

£1,000 up for grabs in Seafarers’ charity photography competition
Gary Howard | Mar 19, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/management-crewing/%C2%A31000-grabs-se...

UK charity ITF Seafarers’ Trust has launched a photography competition for seafarers, with a £1,000 prize for the winning image.

Nearly half a million OFWs have returned to PH since 2020 — OWWA

Nearly half a million OFWs have returned to PH since 2020 — OWWA
Christia Marie Ramos March 18, 2021 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/194381/nearly-half-a-million-ofws-have...

MANILA, Philippines — The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who have returned home since the pandemic started is nearing half a million, an official of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) told senators Thursday.

Pioneering school offers gamified maritime education

Pioneering school offers gamified maritime education
Yashika F. Torib March 10, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/03/10/business/maritime-business/pionee...

The future has arrived for Philippine maritime education.

We need a grown-up conversation about shipping's hidden heroes

We need a grown-up conversation about shipping's hidden heroes
Richard Clayton 18 Mar 2021 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1136182/We-need-a-...

Seafarer mental health issues have risen to the top of the agenda during the pandemic. The industry must now ensure it doesn’t sleepwalk into the next crisis with mental health problems unresolved

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