Covid-19 cases reported on RAN amphibious ship amid Tonga relief effort

The Australian Department of Defence (DOD) has recorded 23 positive Covid-19 cases on board a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship that was deployed to support relief operati ..

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Five Percent of Marine Corps Not Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

U.S. Marines stationed on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, receive their COVID-19 vaccination on MCAS Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Five percent of the Marine Corps is still not fully vaccinated nearly two months after the deadline passed for active-duty Marines.

As of Jan. 20, 95 percent of Marines are fully vaccinated, according to the service’s weekly COVID-19 update. The percentage goes up to 96 percent when partially vaccinated Marines are included.

For the reserve,...

Nearly two-thirds of seafarers now vaccinated against COVID

Pictured: a conceptual representation of different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. Graphic: colour modified by Shipping Australia from the original graphic by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New January 2022 data from the Neptune Declaration shows that 59.8% of seafarers in its sample have been vaccinated against COVID. This is an increase of 10.3 percentage points since November 2021.

By way of comparison, the proportion of the EU...

Marine Corps Grants Two Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccine

Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit wait to receive their COVID-19 vaccination aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD-18) on Feb. 14, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Marine Corps has approved the Pentagon’s religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The service approved two religious exemptions, it announced in its weekly update Thursday afternoon. There have been 3,350 religious exemption requests from Marines as of date, and 3,212 and have been processed, with...

FEATURE | Addressing the challenges in Russia’s maritime infrastructure sector

The list of phantom projects in Russian ports has not changed a lot over the year although some projects have been restructured and given a second wind. Dramatic changes ..

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It’s time for the industry to stand up and be counted in support of our seafarers

Frank Coles is frustrated at the limited take-up to date of a petition to enable proper treatment of seafarers during the pandemic. It does not reflect well on our industry as a whole, he argues. Several months ago we started a petition to get seafarers treated as essential workers with an...

Covid, year-end holiday cause uncommon backlog at Port of New York and New Jersey

The Port of New York and New Jersey is facing a backlog of some 10 to 12 container ships, an unusual occurrence that has been attributed to Covid, combined with December holiday time off for workers, an increase in charter vessels requiring berth space and a major snowstorm last week. “We have seen...

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