Iraq: Evacuation of oil ship crew due to naval mine

Iraq: Evacuation of oil ship crew due to naval mine
January 2, 2021

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on Friday that an oil ship was evacuated after a naval mine became attached to its hull in Gulf waters.

The ministry's Security Information Cell confirmed in a statement, of which Anadolu Agency received a copy, that a large naval mine became attached to the ship on Thursday evening, while in the waiting area in international waters, 28 nautical miles from the Iraqi oil ports.

Containers fall from Evergreen Marine vessel in rough seas

Containers fall from Evergreen Marine vessel in rough seas
01/02/2021 https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202101020016

Taipei, Jan. 2 (CNA) Strong winds and rough seas caused dozens of containers on a Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp. vessel to fall into the ocean off Japan's Kyushu on Wednesday after the ship departed from Busan for Los Angeles, the shipping company said Saturday.

Singapore Tightens Rules for Maritime Sector After Covid Cases

Singapore Tightens Rules for Maritime Sector After Covid Cases
Kyunghee Park January 3, 2021 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-03/singapore-tightens-ru...

Singapore strengthened regulations for workers in the maritime industry after two more Covid-19 cases were found in the last two days of December.

Global maritime industry expected to rally post-pandemic

Global maritime industry expected to rally post-pandemic
21/12/2020 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/global-maritime-industry-expected-t...

Global maritime trade is expected to plunge 4.1 per cent in 2020, as the health pandemic has taken a toll not only on the supply chains but also shipping networks and ports, resulting in plummeting cargo volumes, of which Malaysia was not spared.

Global pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

Global pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage
31 Dec 2020

Disease, mutinies and uncharted waters nearly sabotaged the global circumnavigation launched by Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan

Disease, mutinies and uncharted waters nearly sabotaged the global circumnavigation of the expedition led by Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan. Five centuries later, the pandemic looms as a Spanish navy tall ship sails to commemorate the feat.

Seafarers must be designated as key workers before the industry collapses

Seafarers must be designated as key workers before the industry collapses
Eric Dawicki 31 December 2020 https://www.tradewindsnews.com/opinion/seafarers-must-be-designated-as-k...

Dominica Registry chief executive says nations must 'effectuate justice' for mariners

Coast Guard rescues 5 crew of half-submerged ship near Mindoro

Coast Guard rescues 5 crew of half-submerged ship near Mindoro
Dec 31, 2020 https://www.rappler.com/nation/coast-guard-rescues-crew-half-submerged-s...

All 5 crew members are treated for minor injuries and bruises

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued 5 crewmembers of a ship that had been under distress off the coast of Occidental Mindoro after strong winds and waves submerged half of tis body.

Sri Lanka’s offshore crew transit hub gains traction

Sri Lanka’s offshore crew transit hub gains traction
Sam Chambers December 31, 2020 https://splash247.com/sri-lankas-offshore-crew-transit-hub-gains-traction/

A public-private partnership that has been approved by the Sri Lanka government to carry out crew changes through an offshore crew transit hub (OCTH) positioned off the Port of Galle.

NMP trains over 5,000 maritime professionals for 2020

NMP trains over 5,000 maritime professionals for 2020
30 Dec 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/12/30/business/maritime-business/nmp-tr...

More than 5,000 maritime professionals were trained by the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) this year amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic that constrained operations of many other training institutions and businesses.

Further Guidelines for Extending Seafarer Employment Agreement during COVID-19

Further Guidelines for Extending Seafarer Employment Agreement during COVID-19
December 30 2020 https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=87f07134-0ce0-47ec-ac5a-9...

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