News Update – 17th to 25th August

Ghana Chamber of Shipping now an ICS member | Safety 4 Sea – 17th Aug

Launched in 2018, the Ghana Chamber of Shipping champions and protects Ghana’s maritime industry, working with Governments, parliaments and international organisations on behalf of its members.

 AMP shipment committee manages to define employment contracts for Panamanian seafarers | Hellenic Shipping News – 17th Aug

The sectors that represent the Government, the shipowners and seafarers unions, including representatives of educational centers, maintain an active participation, contributing ideas and executing projects to achieve the objectives set,

P&O Ferries owner reports record-breaking profits after mass sacking | Guardian – 18th Aug

DP World called ‘corporate gangster’ after announcing half-year profits of £600m

ITF inspectors recover USD$37.6m in unpaid wages for seafarers, despite Covid restrictions | ITF Seafarers – 19th Aug
Last year, union ship inspectors recovered more than USD $37 million in unpaid wages owed to seafarers, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has revealed in figures published today.

Cruise industry opens to Filipino seafarers after Covid-19 hiatus | Manila Bulletin – 19th Aug

After two years of lay-offs in the cruise ship industry due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) finally announced on Friday, August 19, the reopening of job offers coming from top local manning industries in the country.

‘Depressed’ seafarer commits suicide | Yahoo – 21st Aug

A 29-YEAR-OLD seafarer died after he shot himself in the mouth inside his house in Barangay Tapon in the southern town of Dalaguete, Cebu on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2022.

Crew abandonment cases closing in on another dire record | Splash 247 – 22nd Aug

Cases of crew abandonment are on the rise despite most shipping markets being at very healthy levels. 2022 is on track to register the highest number of seafarers ditched by owners on record based on data from the first seven months of the year.

 Lawsuits filed against shipping giant Maersk for sexual assault of US Merchant Marine cadets | El Pais – 23rd Aug

Fearing that she would be raped, the young woman in the complaint resorted to sleeping with a knife on the floor of a locked bathroom

Every Seafarer Can Have an Impact on Greener Shipping | Maritime Executive – 24th Aug

Teaming up with London-based clean-tech company Signol, BSM studied how individual behavioural change can lead to a reduction in ships’ energy demand and carbon emissions. This was done by combining operational data analysis from selected vessels managed by BSM Deutschland (BSMD) with cutting-edge behavioural science in the form of an app and tailored communications developed by Signol.

NIMASA working to incorporate revised seafarer working conditions in act – Jamoh | World Stage – 24th Aug

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has stated that a revised working condition for Nigerian Seafarers is a major component of the proposed review of the NIMASA Act and the Merchant Shipping Act currently before the National Assembly for consideration.

Incident Photos: Cargo Ship and Bulker Damaged in Sabine Pass Collision | G Captain – 24th Aug

A cargo ship and bulk carrier sustained damage following a collision in Sabine Pass ship channel over the weekend after one of the vessels suffered a loss of steering.

Beating blacklisting: court rules on seafarer’s migrant rescue discrimination case | Nautilus – 25th Aug

After two years, a Dutch court has ruled in favour of a seafarer who was turned away by a crewing agency due to his work rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean. Rob Coston reports

Canceled sailings, stuck vessels, warehouse prices show U.S. ports are still struggling | CNBC – 25th Aug

An increase in container vessels anchored off of Savannah and Houston is one sign of a global shipping industry that has moved more cargo away from the U.S. West Coast.


Rebekah Attard | Maritime Assistant

Inspectorate Coordination

International Transport Workers’ Federation

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