UKP&I club concerned for ship’s 25 Indian crew after ‘Ever Green’ arrest by Suez Canal Authority

UKP&I club concerned for ship’s 25 Indian crew after ‘Ever Green’ arrest by Suez Canal Authority
Ch Sushil Rao | Apr 14, 2021 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/ukpi-club-concerned-for-ships-...

Dislodged Suez Canal cargo ship Ever Given held amid $916 million claim

Dislodged Suez Canal cargo ship Ever Given held amid $916 million claim
Yuliya Talmazan, Charlene Gubash and Arata Yamamoto April 14, 2021 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dislodged-suez-canal-cargo-ship-ever-...

The ship's manager called the decision to "arrest" the Ever Given "extremely disappointing."

15 sailors, among them Filipinos, released after Gulf of Guinea kidnap

15 sailors, among them Filipinos, released after Gulf of Guinea kidnap
Agence France-Presse April 15, 2021 https://globalnation.inquirer.net/195197/15-sailors-among-them-filipinos...

Lagos, Nigeria — Fifteen crew members kidnapped from a chemical tanker off the coast of Benin more than a month ago have been released, the ship’s Dutch owners said Wednesday.

PH in a bind, experts warn; DFA summons Chinese envoy

PH in a bind, experts warn; DFA summons Chinese envoy
Jeannette I. Andrade - April 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — China has put the Philippines in a bind by sending a swarm of its maritime militia vessels to a reef in the West Philippine Sea where Manila would play into the hands of Beijing if it takes no action against the incursion or be portrayed as escalating tension between the two countries if it does, maritime and security experts said on Tuesday.

Seafarers on deck for Covid-19 jab

Seafarers on deck for Covid-19 jab
Genivi Verdejo April 14, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/04/14/business/maritime-business/seafar...

VAWC hanging over seafarers’ heads like the ‘Sword of Damocles’

VAWC hanging over seafarers’ heads like the ‘Sword of Damocles’
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO | April 13,2021 - https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/372520/vawc-hanging-over-seafarers-he...

The Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act (VAWC) or R.A. No.9262, in some instances, can be considered a ‘Sword of Damocles” hanging over a seafarer’s head, specially in support issues.

Filipino seafarers elevated in COVID-19 vaccination priority list - DOTr

Filipino seafarers elevated in COVID-19 vaccination priority list - DOTr
Apr 12 2021 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/12/21/filipino-seafarers-elevated-in-co...

MANILA - Filipino seafarers were brought higher in the country’s list of COVID-19 vaccine priority groups as their work is considered crucial in keeping the economy alive, the Department of Transportation said Monday.

Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea

Essential, invisible: Covid has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea
Jacob Bogage and Taylor Telford April 12, 2021

Brian Mossman says he has read “Moby Dick” nearly 200 times. The 61-year-old captain of the container ship Maersk Sentosa says he revisits the Melville classic nearly every voyage, because each time reveals something new about the people who take to the sea: people like him and the two dozen merchant mariners on his crew.

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.

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