Captain Arrested in Hong Kong for Providing False COVID Information

Captain Arrested in Hong Kong for Providing False COVID Information
Sep 20, 2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/captain-arrested-in-hong-kong...

Norway to vaccinate all foreign seafarers in Norwegian ports

Norway to vaccinate all foreign seafarers in Norwegian ports
Gregers Møller September 21, 2021 https://scandasia.com/norway-to-vaccinate-all-foreign-seafarers-in-norwe...

Several European countries have recently opened up for all foreign seafarers to be vaccinated either at ports or airports and now Norway will follow suit and offer vaccines to all foreign seafarers in Norwegian ports.

CMA CGM hit by another cyber attack

CMA CGM hit by another cyber attack
Sam Chambers September 20, 2021 https://splash247.com/cma-cgm-hit-by-another-cyber-attack/

CMA CGM has been hit by another cyber attack, just under one year since its last big breach.

Global shipping is a big emitter, the industry must commit to drastic action before it is too late

Global shipping is a big emitter, the industry must commit to drastic action before it is too late
Casten Ned Nemra 19 Sep 2021 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/20/global-shipping-is-a-big-e...

Around 80% of global trade is transported across oceans on cargo vessels powered by fossil fuels, Pacific nations are calling for decisive global action

Faith as a seafarer’s weapon

Faith as a seafarer’s weapon
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO | September 21,2021 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/401431/faith-as-a-seafarers-weapon

A seafarer’s faith is his most powerful weapon in overcoming difficult emotional, or even dangerous, shipboard conditions and in making life at sea bearable in many ways.

Philippines Creates Tax Incentives to Attract Shipbuilding Investors

Philippines Creates Tax Incentives to Attract Shipbuilding Investors
Sep 20, 2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/philippines-to-attract-shipbu...

The Philippines is rolling out a string of measures in the hopes of reviving its shipbuilding and ship repair sector, which was hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic.

If seafarers are key workers, why aren’t they being treated like them?

If seafarers are key workers, why aren’t they being treated like them?
September 9, 2021 https://splash247.com/if-seafarers-are-key-workers-why-arent-they-being-...

Monica Lambrou-Whiting, senior claims manager at West P&I, writes for Splash today.

CPA: Free net access for seafarers aboard docked vessels at Cebu International Port

CPA: Free net access for seafarers aboard docked vessels at CIP
Futch Anthony Inso | September 19,2021 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/401169/cpa-free-net-access-for-seafar...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Seafarers on board vessels docking at Cebu International Port (CIP) will enjoy free and unlimited internet access.

Stuck on Board for a Year, Syrian Crew Alleges Threats and Abandonment

Stuck on Board for a Year, Syrian Crew Alleges Threats and Abandonment
Sep 17, 2021 https://maritime-executive.com/article/stuck-on-board-for-a-year-syrian-...

A plague of crew abandonment has swept through the lower end of the maritime industry over the past year, with dozens of small shipowners allegedly walking away from their financially-distressed vessels and leaving the crews behind - often without pay.

DoLE pressing to amend ILO seafarer protection rules

DoLE pressing to amend ILO seafarer protection rules
Bianca Angelica D. Añago September 19, 2021 https://www.bworldonline.com/dole-pressing-to-amend-ilo-seafarer-protect...

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said seafarers need to be better protected and proposed amendments to the 15-year-old maritime convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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