PCG suspends search, rescue ops for 2 missing crew of sunken vessel off Palawan

PCG suspends search, rescue ops for 2 missing crew of sunken vessel off Palawan
Nov 26 2020 https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/26/20/pcg-suspends-search-rescue-ops-fo...

MANILA - The Philippine Coast Guard on Thursday suspended its search and rescue operations for two crew members of landing craft Lady Athena who remain missing after it sank Wednesday in waters off Cambari Islands in Araceli, Palawan.

Seafarer training and standards fail to match digital operating environment

Seafarer training and standards fail to match digital operating environment
Marcus Hand | Nov 26, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/seafarer-training-and-...

Seafarer training and regulatory standards are not matched with the modern, digital environment in which they work according to senior executives speaking at Crew Connect Global 2020.

Mikhail Voytenko: Demolition of effective shipping industry postponed but not cancelled

Demolition of effective shipping industry postponed but not cancelled
Mikhail Voytenko November 27, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/11/27/demolition-of-effective-ship...

Pirates kidnap 10 crew from general cargo vessel in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates kidnap 10 crew from general cargo vessel in Gulf of Guinea
Jason Jiang November 27, 2020 https://splash247.com/pirates-kidnap-10-crew-from-general-cargo-vessel-i...

Priacy in the Gulf of Guinea region continues to escalate with another 10 crew reportedly kidnapped from a general cargo vessel this week.

ILO notes Marina’s ‘rigid’ processes in Seafarer Identification Document issuance

ILO notes Marina’s ‘rigid’ processes in SID issuance
Lorenz S. Marasigan November 26, 2020 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/11/26/ilo-notes-marinas-rigid-process...

A large group of Filipino seafarers attend a pre-boarding briefing at the Maritime Industry Authority in Manila.

Seamen's Strike Expected to Disrupt Shipping in Most Greek Ports Οn Thursday

Seamen's Strike Expected to Disrupt Shipping in Most Greek Ports Οn Thursday
Athens News Agency 11/25/2020 https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_general_news_cyprus/arthro/sea...

Crew unhappiness widespread amid COVID-19

Crew unhappiness widespread amid COVID-19
26/11/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/crew-unhappiness-widespread-amid-co...

Crew responding to the LR survey (https://www.lr.org/en/latest-news/significant-crew-safety-and-well-being...) have reported feeling unhappy, worry about things they cannot control and do not feel well rested.

Capt. Levy B. Aguilo: From ship to shore

From ship to shore
Yashika F. Torib November 25, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/11/25/business/maritime-business/from-s...

Greek shipowners call for vaccine priority for seafarers

Greek shipowners call for vaccine priority for seafarers
David Glass | Nov 25, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/greek-shipowners-call-...

Seafarers should be given priority to benefit when vaccines for Covid–19 are available says the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS).

Maritime industry boosts digitalization

Maritime industry boosts digitalization
Genivi Factao November 25, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/11/25/business/maritime-business/mariti...

The global shipping industry has accelerated its digitalization during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and smaller vessels were stepping up their game to stay competitive.

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