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A new report by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius suggests that epidemics and pandemics may become more common and predicts that crew safety, fatigue and harassment issues are unlikely to recede in the short term.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:40

ISWAN launches new mobile app for seafarers

A new free mobile app has been launched to enable seafarers to access help, information and support from ISWAN, around the clock.

Ship manager Anglo-Eastern has selected KVH Industries to supply its fleet with special sports content covering all the action from the European football championships and the 2021 Summer Games using the KVH NEWSlink service.

A new course exploring how crew members can shield themselves from coronavirus while at sea is being launched by OneLearn Global on June 25, the Day of the Seafarer.

Maritime training business Tapiit Live has achieved a continuing professional development (CPD) recognition from the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for its mental well-being course, as well as endorsement from the UK P&I Club.

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to broadcast a mass direct to crew aboard its ships.

The global crew change crisis could lead to a shortage of seafarers if exhausted crew choose to leave the shipping industry rather than risk another long period trapped at sea, warns the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ).

Thursday, 04 February 2021 12:39

IMO welcomes Neptune Declaration on seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the industry-led Neptune Declaration, which calls for seafarers to be designated as key workers and for cooperation to end the crew change crisis, which is not only putting seafarers in a desperate situation but also threatening the safety of shipping and world trade. Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the globe are unable to leave ships, while others cannot join, due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tapiit Live, the Liverpool based maritime training company, has staged the first ever live-stream mass to seafarers aboard an offshore support vessel.

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has formally launched the first ever seafarer welfare app designed by a flag state.

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