ECSA Survey on economic impact of COVID-19 to European shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Community Shipowners’ Associations Survey results show that important segments of the European shipping industry are heavily impacted, and European or national measures are not always available in all member states to alleviate the situation. European shipping is facing a critical moment in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Shipping companies, charterers, operators,…

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Cyprus supports seafarers with formal crew changeover process during the Covid-19 pandemic

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) formally announces a new process to facilitate crew changes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Crew changes for vessels are possible in Cyprus provided certain conditions are met. The relevant decrees issued by the Ministry of Health also permit the long-term stay in anchorage of vessels, including cruise ships…

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CoronaVirus: ICS guidance on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the pandemic

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This guidance provides information for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It covers ship and seafarer certificates required by the certification provisions of international regulations, such as those of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments, and highlights the current unique compliance issues…

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ILO Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a global crisis which has impacted all aspects of life and badly affected the world of work. In the maritime sector, it has severely disrupted the functioning of shipping and affected the work of nearly 2 million seafarers worldwide. Numerous governments and seafarers’ and shipowners’ organizations have turned to…

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#BeSafe – Safebridge releases free COVID-19 online training for seafarers.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Safebridge releases free COVID-19 online training for seafarers as part of the #BeSafe Campaign launched to alleviate the adverse impact of the pandemic on the maritime industry and to ensure the welfare of seafarers.  As a second initiative of the #BeSafe Campaign, Safebridge combined its educational expertise with the official recommendations issued by the World Health…

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