Inmarsat has published a new report focusing on the way technology can benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea, at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.
Today (June 25, 2020) marks the 10th edition of the United Nation’s Day of the Seafarer, which celebrates and recognises the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society.
The Mission to Seafarers is continuing its virtual challenge campaign called Global Champions Unite to support seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ShipMoney, a provider of payment solutions for maritime companies, has announced the introduction of ShipMoney Virtual Cards and the Transfer Marketplace, two new services designed to expedite payments to crew members and their families while providing a broad range of remittance options.
The Mission to Seafarers has published a COVID-19 special issue of its Seafarer Happiness Index report, which shows a growing feeling of confusion from crew changing as the landscape shifts around them.
The Mission to Seafarers has launched a virtual challenge campaign called Global Champions Unite to support seafarers at this time.
The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the shipping industry, as well as online seminars, webinars and workshops. The idea for the project came from WISTA Norway.
FrontM, a collaboration software provider to the maritime and aviation industries, has collaborated with Inmarsat and maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND, to provide seafarers with immediate access to a COVID-19 healthcare hotline. This service will deliver frontline medical information to the shipping industries and seafaring workforce at a time when they need it the most.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, the London-based charity Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund of £2 million ($2.46 million), with grants being awarded immediately to delivery partners providing advice and support for individual seafarers affected by the widespread coronavirus impacts.
The 'StrongerTogether’ initiative will provide business continuity and IT support for vessel operators and extended welfare services for seafarers.
Marlink has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching ‘StrongerTogether’, comprising a broad range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries.
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