UPL offers assistance to stranded seafarers

UPL offers assistance to stranded seafarers
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat March 26, 2020 https://business.mb.com.ph/2020/03/26/upl-offers-assistance-to-stranded-...

United Philippine Lines (UPL), one of the country’s leading ship management and manning agencies, is working with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to provide transportation, temporary shelter and financial assistance to stranded seafarers as a result of the COVIC- 19 pandemic.

Locsin: Filipino seafarers from virus-stricken Italian ship to be repatriated Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News Posted at Mar 26 2020

Locsin: Filipino seafarers from virus-stricken Italian ship to be repatriated
Willard Cheng Mar 26 2020 https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/03/26/20/locsin-filipino-seafarers-fro...

MANILA--Filipino seafarers from a virus-stricken Italian cruise ship will be repatriated, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday.

Ambassador Carlos Salinas: Quarantine and the seafarer

Quarantine and the seafarer
Ambassador Carlos Salinas March 25, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/25/business/maritime-business/quaran...

Carnival Cruise Line to fly home Filipino crew members

Carnival Cruise Line to fly home Filipino crew members
March 27, 2020 https://usa.inquirer.net/53572/carnival-cruise-line-to-fly-home-filipino...

ORLANDO, Florida — Carnival Cruise Line will use charter planes to send home Filipino and Indonesian crew members, the company through its Carnival Breeze Hotel director announced March 25.

'Stranded at sea': cruise ships around the world are adrift as ports turn them away

'Stranded at sea': cruise ships around the world are adrift as ports turn them away
Erin McCormick 27 Mar 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/stranded-at-sea-cruise-shi...

A Guardian analysis finds that at least 10 ships remain at sea – and four passengers have died while being stranded

Thank You Seafarers

Thank You Seafarers
03-25-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/thank-you-seafarers

The maritime industry has issued a statement of thanks to seafarers, via InterManager:

“With all the anxiety and uncertainty that is happening the world over as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, now might seem like a surprising time to talk about remaining positive. Yet staying optimistic is a vital mechanism that’s paramount in a crisis.

Trapped at Sea by Covid-19 Lockdowns, Crew Members Plead for Help

Trapped at Sea by Covid-19 Lockdowns, Crew Members Plead for Help
Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan March 25, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/europe/coronavirus-ship-crews-t...

The seafarers who deliver gas, food and medicine are being forced to keep working. They cannot leave the ship: ‘We want to go home.’

COVID-19: Safebridge launches a #BeSafe Campaign to Protect Seafarers

COVID-19: Safebridge launches a #BeSafe Campaign to Protect Seafarers
03-26-2020 https://maritime-executive.com/features/covid-19-safebridge-launches-a-b...

Law amended to protect jobs of seafarers abducted at sea

Law amended to protect jobs of seafarers abducted at sea
Fabian Koh Mar 26, 2020 https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/law-amended-to-protect-jobs-of-se...

Seafarers who are abducted by pirates or armed robbers in an attack at sea will stay employed and be paid their salaries while being held captive, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min yesterday.

Connectivity is Key for Crew Wellbeing During COVID-19 Outbreak

Op-Ed: Connectivity is Key for Crew Wellbeing During COVID-19 Outbreak
Ronald Spithout 03-26-2020 https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/op-ed-connectivity-is-key-...

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