UK P&I Club launches Global Crew Change Advice manual

The UK P&I Club has launched “Global Crew Change Advice,” a comprehensive manual that outlines current challenges and issues regarding crew changes in ports throughout the world. The UK Club worked with

Australia: No more COVID-19 extensions of seafarers’ onboard service

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says that from February 28, 2021 the interim COVID arrangements that have permitted seafarers to serve longer than 11 months on-board ships will end. Under the

ABS launches infectious disease mitigation class notation

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, ABS is addressing the issue of how the physical arrangement of a marine or offshore asset can act to mitigate transmission of infectious diseases? It has published

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CDC releases framework for phased resumption of cruising

Cruise line stocks soared today as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations. The full framework runs to 40

BIMCO: China opens up 10 ports for foreign crew changes

BIMCO says that, according to its Shanghai office, seven Chinese governmental bodies, including the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), last week released a notice last week announced that 10 Chinese ports will resume

Mass Maritime adds cloud-based simulation to defenses against coronavirus

Wärtsilä Voyage is supply two of its advanced cloud-based simulation solutions to Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) under a one-year agreement signed last month that marks the first application of Wärtsilä’s cloud simulation

IMO updates safe crew change protocols

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has updated its protocols for ensuring safe crew change during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, IMO says, some 400,000 seafarers from across the globe are now stranded on

ICS updates COVID-19 guidance for shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that a great deal has changed since March when first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19. With

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Expert panel submits recommendations for safe return to cruising

A panel of medical experts formed in June by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has submitted recommendations to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that could

Successful trial of remote surveys on Sembcorp Marine newbuild

Bureau Veritas (BV), Nokia and Sembcorp Marine, have successfully completed remote surveys that pave the way for establishing a new class procedure for the remote inspection of vessels under construction. The new