Five seafarers taken off Norden bulker with 'severe' Covid-19 symptoms: Crew members hospitalised while others in isolation at Le Havre

Five seafarers taken off Norden bulker with 'severe' Covid-19 symptoms: Crew members hospitalised while others in isolation at Le Havre
Gary Dixon 1 July 2021 https://www.tradewindsnews.com/bulkers/five-seafarers-taken-off-norden-b...

Five crew members have been taken to hospital from a Norden-operated bulker in France with severe Covid-19 symptoms.

Chinese crew onboard international vessels top 120,000 in 2020

Chinese crew onboard international vessels top 120,000 in 2020
Katherine Si | Jun 28, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/chinese-crew-onboard-i...

At the end of 2020 there were some 17,175 newly registered seafarers serving on international vessels bringing the total to 122,034 according to China Maritime Safety Administration. These seafarers and owners were served by 250 crewing agencies.

Securing seafarers' jobs and promoting PH as a safe crew change hub

Securing seafarers' jobs and promoting PH as a safe crew change hub
July 1, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/07/01/business/maritime/securing-seafar...

Licensed manning agencies (LMAs) welcomed the recent prudent judgment and flexibility exercised by some government officials that helped in easing up the challenges they face in staging crew change operations in Manila.

Crew change crisis worsens, Neptune Indicator shows 8.8% of seafarers over contract

Crew change crisis worsens, Neptune Indicator shows 8.8% of seafarers over contract
Marcus Hand | Jul 01, 2021 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/crew-change-crisis-wor...

The Covid-19 crisis in many seafarer supply nations hit by the spread of the Delta variant has led to a worsening of the crew change situation with 8.8% of crew employed by top managers now onboard after their contract expiry.

Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible in northern Mozambique: ITF

Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible in northern Mozambique: ITF
Baibhav Mishra - June 29, 2021 https://seanews.co.uk/shipping/seafarers/terror-threat-makes-seafarer-cr...

Ship owners should stop attempting to perform crew changes in northern Mozambique while seafarers are at risk of attack or kidnapping by violent terrorist groups operating in the region.

Stranded Filipino seafarer John Iyod Restauro shares ordeal in Fiji

Stranded Filipino seafarer shares ordeal in Fiji
Yashika Torib June 30, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/06/30/business/maritime/stranded-filipi...

John Iyod Restauro felt an overwhelming sense of relief and excitement as he stepped into the airport. After about two and a half years of being stranded in Fiji, New Zealand, he is finally going back home to Cebu.

Crewing Costs are Rising due to Vaccine Delays and Travel Restrictions

Crewing Costs are Rising due to Vaccine Delays and Travel Restrictions
Jun 29, 2021 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/crewing-costs-are-rising-due-...

Over 1,000 PH seafarers vaccinated during Int'l Seafarers' Day

Over 1,000 PH seafarers vaccinated during Int'l Seafarers' Day
Yashika Torib June 30, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/06/30/business/maritime/over-1000-ph-se...

More than 1,000 Filipino seafarers nationwide received Covid-19 vaccinations in time with the International Seafarers' Day last June 25, Friday.

500 seafarers were vaccinated in Taguig City, 550 in Manila, 150 in Davao, 93 in Iloilo, and 25 in Cebu.

Marina optimistic on maritime tourism

Marina optimistic on maritime tourism
Genivi Verdejo June 30, 2021 https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/06/30/business/maritime/marina-optimist...

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has set its sight on enhancing maritime tourism, after the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on international tourism.

‘Blue economy’ not enough to make oceans sustainable, experts say

‘Blue economy’ not enough to make oceans sustainable, experts say
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil Tue, June 29, 2021 https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2021/06/29/blue-economy-not-enough-t...

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