U.K. marks somber Day of the Seafarer by announcing international summit on crew crisis

Today is the International Day of the Seafarer, but this year it is not being taken as an opportunity for celebration as thousands of seafarers remain trapped on their ships by COVID-19

Crew change crisis: ITF prepared for “chaos in supply chains” to get crew off ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its affiliated seafarers’ unions say they will now assist hundreds of thousands of seafarers to exercise their right to stop working, leave ships, and return

Hong Kong aims to be global crew change hub

BIMCO reports that, following several discussions with the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA), the administration in Hong Kong is allowing conditional but unrestricted crew change in Hong Kong. According to information provided

Genco bulker completes first full crew change under Singapore COVID-19 protocols

New York City headquartered dry bulk specialist Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) reports that its 180,032 dwt Genco Liberty has completed the first full crew change to be carried out under

MM&P: Crews of five U.S.-flag containerships trapped by crew change breakdown

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) says that crews of five U.S.-flag containerships are among the thousands of seafarers essentially being held hostage aboard their vessels because of the

UN agencies call for action on crew change

The heads of the maritime, labor and aviation organizations of the United Nations have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation so that sea and air

Cyprus supports seafarers with formal crew changeover process

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has formally announced a new process to facilitate crew changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crew changes for vessels are possible in Cyprus provided certain conditions are

COVID-19: Liberia calls for flag states to join together to facilitate crew change

The Liberian Registry is continuing its efforts to gain recognition of seafarers as “key workers” and for much needed crew-exchange to be allowed at major ports globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. The

IATA and ICS call on governments to designate crew change airports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Each month about