The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) tripartite of shipowners, governments, and transport workers unions have agreed to new measures to strengthen the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The update is based on lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. At the...
According to the Seafarer Covid-19 Welfare Survey by the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) 87 per cent of seafarers are still waiting for a jab. Of the respondents to date, 86 per cent would be willing to have the vaccine if offered and 65 per cent would feel safer if...
A Dutch vaccination programme for seafarers is to start mid-June. All seafarers who work on ships under Dutch flag or management are eligible for this. The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR) has stated that the vaccinations will enable people to safely...
The heads of five United Nations (UN) organisations have called for maritime and air transport workers to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination. They ask for this because of the key role they play in supporting global trade and mobility, and the ongoing crew change...
The crew change crisis caused by Covid-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement in the numbers, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has warned. Currently, some 200,000 seafarers are waiting to be relieved. In...
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