Maritime industry still important facet of national security

Maritime industry still important facet of national security
March 31, 2020 https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2020/03/maritime-industry-still...

When you think of elements important to national security, the maritime industry might not pop up. But it actually contributes a lot. That’s according to a study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. For more, senior fellow Bryan Clark joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Cruise Ship with Coronavirus Outbreak Sails to Uncertain Florida Welcome

Cruise Ship with Coronavirus Outbreak Sails to Uncertain Florida Welcome
Reuters March 31, 2020 https://gcaptain.com/cruise-ship-with-coronavirus-outbreak-sails-to-unce...

Seafarers on Maersk Ship Test Positive for COVID-19 in China; Maersk Suspends Crew Changes Until April 14

Seafarers on Maersk Ship Test Positive for COVID-19 in China
Mike Schuler March 30, 2020 https://gcaptain.com/seafarers-on-maersk-ship-test-positive-for-covid-19...

Several crew members on board a Maersk containership have tested positive for COVID-19 in China.

Tugade eyes passenger ships as ‘floating quarantine hospitals’

Tugade eyes passengers (SIC) ships as ‘floating quarantine hospitals’
Christia Marie Ramos -March 30, 2020 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1251049/tugade-on-floating-quarantine-hosp...

MANILA, Philippines — The government is now coordinating with ship owners and operators for the use of their private passenger vessels as “floating quarantine hospitals” as medical facilities reach full capacity for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.

Troubles mount for global shipping lines as seafarers are in short supply amid coronavirus travel and quarantine restrictions

Troubles mount for global shipping lines as seafarers are in short supply amid coronavirus travel and quarantine restrictions
Ryan Swift 30 Mar, 2020 https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3077465/troubles-mount-g...

Mayor confirms first COVID-19 case in Ozamiz City:45-year-old seaman who had traveled in Thailand

Mayor confirms first COVID-19 case in Ozamiz City
Leah Agonoy - March 29, 2020 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1250574/mayor-confirms-first-covid-19-case...

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines —Ozamiz City Mayor Sancho Fernando Oaminal has confirmed the city’s first positive coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19).

Maersk crew hospitalized in China with suspected coronavirus

Maersk crew hospitalized in China with suspected coronavirus
Kim Link-Wills March 27, 2020 https://www.freightwaves.com/news/maersk-crew-hospitalized-in-china-with...

If confirmed, these would be the first reported cases of COVID-19 on board a container ship

A.P. Møller-Mærsk has confirmed that crew members have been evacuated from the Gjertrud Maersk and hospitalized in Ningbo, China, with suspected cases of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: More cargo ship seafarers test positive

Coronavirus: More cargo ship seafarers test positive
Cichen Shen 30 Mar 2020

Two Hong Kong-flagged dry bulkers are reported to have crew members who have contracted coronavirus. Pacific Basin has confirmed the infection on its ship while Cosco Shipping has denied the case on its vessel

DFA: 370 Pinoy crew arrive from Italy as COVID-19 hits more cruise ships; 14 test positive for COVID-19 on Royal Caribbean ship, captain says. Crew unloaded in Miami

DFA: 370 Pinoy crew arrive from Italy as COVID-19 hits more cruise ships
MICHAELA DEL CALLAR March 29, 2020 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/news/731761/dfa-370-pinoy-cr...

Some 370 Filipino sailors from three cruise liners docked in Italy arrived in the Philippines Saturday evening as coronavirus infections threaten various ships across the world.

4,000 Filipino cruise ship members to come home amid quarantine restrictions

4,000 Filipino cruise ship members to come home amid quarantine restrictions
CNN Philippines Staff Mar 28, 2020 https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/3/28/filipino-cruise-ship-members-a...

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) — Thousands of Filipino crew ship members are set to come home in the coming days, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr. said Saturday.

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