The Next Shipping Crisis: A Maritime Labor Shortage

The Next Shipping Crisis: A Maritime Labor Shortage
Adam Minter 7 November, 2021 - https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3289921/adam-minter/next-shippin...

Covid-19: Ministry investigating mariner cases in Bluff, Pinoy seamen among them

Covid-19: Ministry investigating mariner cases in Bluff
Louisa Stey l Nov 08 2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/126923356/covid19-mi...

The Ministry of Health is investigating two cases of Covid-19 aboard a ship berthed in Bluff.

In a statement, the ministry said the cases were likely historical as the mariners delivered weak positive results; and that results from repeat testing were expected on Tuesday.

Myanmar crewman jumped off ship to seek asylum in New Zealand

Myanmar crewman jumped off ship to seek asylum in New Zealand
Qiuyi Tan 5 Nov, 2021 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/myanmar-crewman-jumped-off-ship-to-seek-as...

A man who jumped off a cargo ship in the hope of seeking asylum in New Zealand says he was "just waiting to die" after spending nearly 24 hours in freezing water.

China’s President urges more cooperation on shipping industry

China’s President urges more cooperation on shipping industry
06/11/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/chinas-president-urges-more-coopera...

President Xi Jinping underscored on Thursday the nation’s commitment to deepening international cooperation on shipping affairs and making all-out efforts to restore and ensure the smooth flow of global industry and supply chains.

Maritime industry needs to prepare for changing risks as it fulfils its net zero commitments

Maritime industry needs to prepare for changing risks as it fulfils its net zero commitments
06/11/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/maritime-industry-needs-to-prepare-...

Angkla Partylist to government: Prioritize seafarers, OFWs in ‘universally-recognized’ vaccines

Angkla to government: Prioritize seafarers, OFWs in ‘universally-recognized’ vaccines
November 04, 2021 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1912144/Bacolod/Business/Angkla-to-go...

Stella Maris steps in to assist crew abandoned in Kenya

Stella Maris steps in to assist crew abandoned in Kenya
04/11/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/stella-maris-steps-in-to-assist-cre...

Concern is growing for the welfare of 16 crew members on a fishing vessel left abandoned in Mombasa port in Kenya since March this year.

The hungry and desperate seafarers on board had run out of food, except for some old vegetables, after the vessel owners stopped providing them with supplies last week.

ITF: 11 Crewmembers Abandoned on Sinking Bulker Off Somalia

ITF: 11 Crewmembers Abandoned on Sinking Bulker Off Somalia
Nov 4, 2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/itf-11-crewmembers-abandoned-...

An aging bulker and its crew have been abandoned off of a far-flung foreign port, according to the International Transport Workers' Federation, and this particular case is worse than most: the location is inside of the Somali piracy high-risk zone, and the vessel is actively taking on water.

Vietnam seeks information from Iran about seized oil tanker

Vietnam seeks information from Iran about seized oil tanker
HAU DINH Associated Press 4 November 2021 https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/vietnam-seeks-information-iran...

Vietnam is seeking more information about a Vietnamese oil tanker that was seized at gunpoint last month by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman, while vowing to ensure the safety and humane treatment of the ship's crew members

Sunderbans: Thirteen rescued from sinking cargo ship

Sunderbans: Thirteen rescued from sinking cargo ship
Snehamoy Chakraborty | Bolpur(Birbhum) | 05.11.21 https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/sunderbans-thirteen-rescued-f...

Of them 12 are Bangladeshi nationals; the ship carrying fly ash toppled 300 metres from Ghoramara island off South 24-Parganas’ Sagar

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