ClassNK lists flag state guidances on COVID-19

ClassNK says that in response to the spread of COVID-19, it has been making every effort to provide support to all those who may miss due dates for surveys/audits due to force

ICS issues updated COVID-19 health guidance

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during

BIMCO helps ICS gather data on crew-change challenges

Restrictions on making crew changes have proved to be one of the toughest changes facing international shipping in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. BIMCO, the world’s largest direct-membership organization for shipowners,

Maritime Regulatory Update – COVID-19

By Scott Jenkins and Jeanne Amy, Jones Walker LLP With an uptick in coronavirus cases and the national emergency declared due to the spread of,COVID-19, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has

ShipMoney launches new crew payment services

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., headquartered Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (d/b/a ShipMoney) has introduced two new services designed to expedite payments to crew members and their families while providing a broad range of remittance

Baleària aims to be first shipping line with BV COVID-19 safe certification

Spanish ferry operator Baleària says it will be the first shipping line in the world with Bureau Veritas certification that its ships and facilities are COVID-19 safe spaces. The news follows the

Tritan Software launches new onboard telehealth solution in response to COVID-19

As the cruise industry looks for new passenger and crew health safeguards to help it resume operations, Miami-headquartered Tritan Software has launched SeaConsult, a new telehealth solution that will that will allow

Foreship launches project aimed at keeping coronavirus off cruise ships

Helsinki, Finland, headquartered naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship has launched an initiative to limit the presence and spread of coronavirus and other pathogens on passenger ships and get the cruise

COVID-19: Paris MoU updates temporary guidance on Port State Control

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) drafted temporary guidance for its member PSC authorities, recognizing the need to apply flexibility under these

IMO draws up protocols for safe crew changes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other