ITF News Update – 11th to 17th February
Beloved B.C. captain, crew member lost in fatal tugboat incident remembered 1 year later | Global News – 11th Feb
It’s been one year since Judy Carlick-Pearson lost her husband, Troy Pearson, in a tragic tugboat accident she’s certain was preventable.
Two Indian seafarers stranded since 2019 on cargo ship in Iran released: Maritime Union of India | The Print – 11th Feb
Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) Two Indian seafarers stranded without passports on a cargo ship in Iran’s port city of Bushehr since 2019, have been released after the Indian Embassy in Tehran issued travel documents, the Maritime Union of India (MUI) said Friday.
Push for international seafarers to access COVID-19 vaccines and be allowed to come ashore | ABC news – 14th Feb
For the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers haven’t been allowed off their ships any further than this long, empty gangway.
VIDEO: COVID-19 restrictions prevent international seafarers taking shore leave | ABC News – 15th Feb
State government restrictions are preventing international seafarers from taking shore leave and that’s made it impossible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Emily Bissland reports.
Maritime Union reaches new agreement with Patrick Stevedores | Green Left – 15th Feb
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has reached an in-principle agreement with Patrick Stevedores on a four-year enterprise agreement. It comes after two years of campaigning by the MUA and the company threatening to go to the courts to cancel the agreement and throw 1000 waterfront workers back to basic conditions.
At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others missing after a Spanish tugboat sank | Balkan Travellers – 16th Feb
“Unfortunately, three more dead people have been rescued Boat The fishing boat sank, ”the Canadian rescue team tweeted early in the evening. Shortly after sinking, Life was able to save the three sailors aboard the boat.
Overcoming challenges to set up Singapore’s seafarer vaccination programme | Seatrade Maritime News – 16th Feb
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) taking on roles normally outside its purview to assist the industry and its seafarers with crew change and vaccination.
Seafarer training certificates’ validity extended by 12 months | Times of India – 17th Feb
MARGAO: The directorate general of shipping (DGS), Mumbai, has extended the validity of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certificate for seafarers by 12 months in certain cases on some terms and conditions.
Rebekah Attard | Maritime Assistant
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