CARGO SHIP CREW TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OFF NEWCASTLE

CARGO SHIP CREW TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OFF NEWCASTLE
Samantha Poate September 15, 2021 https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2021/09/15/cargo-ship-crew-test-positive-for-...

New South Wales Health is assessing a cargo ship off the coast of Newcastle with 11 COVID patients on board.

Testing carried out on the 21 crew members of the MV Spirit Ho-Ping found more than half had contracted the virus.

Only one person on the ship has been vaccinated.

Man dies in cylinder blast at Chittagong shipyard

Man dies in cylinder blast at Chittagong shipyard
Adis Ajdin September 15, 2021 https://splash247.com/man-dies-in-cylinder-blast-at-chittagong-shipyard/

A gas cylinder explosion killed one worker at a shipyard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong in Bangladesh yesterday.

The incident happened at Mother Steel Shipyard in the Kumira area of the upazila at around 10.00 hrs local time. According to local papers, the blast occurred when workers were unloading cylinders from a truck.

DFA launches online appointment for seafarers

DFA launches online appointment for seafarers
Yashika F. Torib 15 Sept 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/09/15/business/maritime/dfa-launches-on...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) launched a special Online Appointment System (OAS) for the passport processing of active seafarers and other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Useful idiots in shipping

Useful idiots in shipping
Mikhail Voytenko September 15, 2021 http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2021/09/15/useful-idiots-in-shipping/

Golden Ray shipwreck: Crew member's bad maths sank cargo ship carrying thousands of cars, report finds

Golden Ray shipwreck: Crew member's bad maths sank cargo ship carrying thousands of cars, report finds
Tim Baker 15 Sept 2021 https://news.sky.com/story/golden-ray-shipwreck-crew-members-bad-maths-s...

AIDA Denies Plans to Use AIDAbella as Quarantine Ship for Crew

AIDA Denies Plans to Use AIDAbella as Quarantine Ship for Crew
September 14, 2021 https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/25846-aida-denies-plans-t...

AIDA Cruises has denied that it had plans to use its 2,030-passenger ship AIDAbella as a ”quarantine ship” for crew members.

“No, this is not true,” AIDA’s press department told Cruise Industry News. “There are no concrete plans for the AIDAbella now.”

SCDF rescues crew member from anchored ship after suspected stroke incident

SCDF rescues crew member from anchored ship after suspected stroke incident
Isabelle Liew Sep 13, 2021, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community/scdf-rescues-crew-membe...

SINGAPORE - A crew member aboard a vessel was rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday morning (Sept 13) after a suspected stroke.

New Guidance Helps Seafarers and Shipowners Navigate Pandemic Challenges

New Guidance Helps Seafarers and Shipowners Navigate Pandemic Challenges
Mike Schuler September 13, 2021 https://gcaptain.com/new-guidance-helps-seafarers-and-shipowners-navigat...

BIMCO COVID 19 Weekly Report Dated 10 September 2021

BIMCO COVID 19 Weekly Report Dated 10 September 2021
13/09/2021

Overview

This BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report for the week ending 10 September covers updates on Republic of Korea, Pakistan, the UK P&I club and the latest from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Every week, BIMCO summarises measures imposed by governments for sea transport, including for crew change, as well as updates from United Nations bodies such as the IMO, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

Industry mulls compulsory seafarer vaccination

Industry mulls compulsory seafarer vaccination
13 Sep 2021 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1138186/Industry-m...

‘It’s not easy to put a person in this dilemma: Keep your job or lose your job, depending on the vaccine,’ says Marshall Islands flag registry’s director of business operations Theofilos Xenakous

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