Coronavirus and seafarer mental health – the good news

Coronavirus and seafarer mental health – the good news
April 5, 2021 https://splash247.com/coronavirus-and-seafarer-mental-health-the-good-news/

There’s no vaccine against poor mental health writes Johan Smith from Sailors’ Society.

‘We are not sure when we will get home’: the stranded seafarers who kept world trade afloat during Covid

‘We are not sure when we will get home’: the stranded seafarers who kept world trade afloat during Covid
Dean Kirby April 2, 2021 https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/stranded-seafarers-who-kept-world-tr...

Hundreds of thousands of hidden keyworkers are still enduring what has been described as a humanitarian crisis as they continue to move essential supplies across the globe

What Suez Canal crisis should tell the world about seafarers

What Suez Canal crisis should tell the world about seafarers
3 Apr, 2021 https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/3128033/what-suez-canal-cri...

*Global shipping crisis threw a spotlight on the rarely told story of the hardships and poor conditions endured by seafarers, at least a quarter of them from the Philippines

The only practice to guarantee seamen vaccination safety

The only practice to guarantee seamen vaccination safety
Mikhail Voytenko April 3, 2021 http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2021/04/03/the-only-practice-to-guarante...

Freight rates spike as Asian cargo ships jam US West Coast ports

Freight rates spike as Asian cargo ships jam US West Coast ports
SHUJI NAKAYAMA and HIONA SHIRAIWA April 3, 2021 https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Transportation/Freight-rates-spike-as-A...

Container shortage grows as ports struggle to handle import surge

Lorenzana to Chinese ships: Weather is fine, ‘umalis na kayo diyan’

Lorenzana to Chinese ships: Weather is fine, ‘umalis na kayo diyan’
Apr 3, 2021 https://www.rappler.com/nation/lorenzana-to-chinese-ships-julian-felipe-...

'The Chinese ambassador has a lot of explaining to do,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Egypt may file $1bn claim for Suez Canal calamity

Egypt may file $1bn claim for Suez Canal calamity
Adis Ajdin April 2, 2021 https://splash247.com/egypt-may-file-1bn-claim-for-suez-canal-calamity-2/

Egypt could be lining up a $1bn claim in damages after the 20,388 teu Ever Given giant container vessel caused a headline grabbing traffic jam in the Suez Canal for almost a week.

Cargo Overboard, Intense Rolling: The Risks Of Fully Loaded Mega-Container Ships

Cargo Overboard, Intense Rolling: The Risks Of Fully Loaded Mega-Container Ships
Jackie Northam April 1, 2021 https://www.npr.org/2021/04/01/983017153/cargo-overboard-intense-rolling...

It would be tempting to hope the recent stranding of the 1,300-foot, 220,000-ton Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal was a one-off — just a case of a very big ship getting stuck in a narrow waterway.

Bouchard Transportation Pays Whistleblower in Port Aransas Barge Explosion

Bouchard Transportation Pays Whistleblower in Port Aransas Barge Explosion
Mike Schuler April 1, 2021 https://gcaptain.com/bouchard-transportation-pays-whistleblower-in-port-...

New York-based Bouchard Transportation and three former and current company officials have paid $375,000 in restitution to a whistleblower who the company fired after cooperating with a federal investigation into a deadly barge explosion off Port Aransas, Texas in 2017.

Cosco and PPA disagreement over Piraeus shipyard facilities

Cosco and PPA disagreement over Piraeus shipyard facilities
David Glass | Mar 30, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/shipbuilding/cosco-and-ppa-disagreemen...

Greece’s main opposition party has charged the government and the Cosco Shipping-managed Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) with ignoring conditions of a long-term concession agreement between the two regarding the upgrading of the port’s shiprepair facilities.

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