Surgical masks washing up on New South Wales coast after containers lost

Surgical masks and other items began washing up onto Australian beaches on Tuesday May 26th after containership APL England (IMO 9218650) lost at least 40 containers overboard in heavy seas off the coast of Sydney (IMN May 26th 2020). The medical supplies have been found on shores between Magenta...

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Sailors on way home after being freed from tanker Vemahope

Nine Georgian sailors were reported to be on their way home after an April 30th kidnapping by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off Nigeria. The Georgian Maritime Transport Agency, said that 10 sailors – nine Georgians and one other – were taken on April 30th from tanker Vemahope (IMO 9477751), which...

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Duterte responds to Filipino crews begging to be allowed home

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told his ministers that they have a week to process the 24,000 repatriated Filipino workers who have been stuck for weeks on cruise ships or in quarantine. “The president said they can use all government resources and whatever means of transportation to...

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TUI Cruises begins repatriation of seafarers aided by unions and German Government

Repatriations have started for the crew of TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 3 (IMO 9641730) using charter flights from Germany, and aided by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) affiliated seafarers’ unions, the German Government and the seafarers’ mission in Germany. After passengers left the Mein Schiff 3 on March 23rd, TUI transferred seafarers from several…

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BIMCO & ICS gathering info to help facilitate crew changes during pandemic

Independent shipowners’ organization BIMCO is cooperating with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to gather information that it hopes will help the changeover of crew during the Covid-19 pandemic. To assist ICS with collecting information on attempted and successful crew change operations,...

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