More than 10,000 foreign workers on board 11 cruise ships off Australian coast

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has estimated that there could be up to 11,000 foreign workers on board 11 foreign cruise ships currently in Australian waters,. The MUA expressed alarm at what it called an ongoing failure of the industry to help workers return to their home countries. MUA...

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Seafarers “stranded” at sea as cruise ships can find no place to dock

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has warned that thousands of crew on cruise ships were stranded at sea as ports deny vessels permission to dock as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ITF has estimated that around 314 of 385 cruise ships that are owned and operated by the...

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Queen Mary 2 departs Durban after six South Africans disembark

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has confirmed that 149,215 gt cruise vessel Queen Mary 2 (IMO 9241061) had departed the port of Durban after six South African crew members disembarked. “The ship had been positioned outside the port since Friday (March 27th) after requesting...

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First floating pipe barrier segment installed around the Golden Ray

The first floating pipe barrier segment has been installed around the wreck of capsized car carrier Golden Ray (IMO 9775816). The environmental protection barrier is being built by Weeks Marine. The 36-inch diameter high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is foam filled and will be one of 36 segments...

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IMO circulates list of government recommendations on Covid-19 pandemic

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has circulated a preliminary list of recommendations for governments and relevant national authorities on the continued facilitation of maritime trade during the Covid-19 pandemic. These recommendations have been proposed by a broad cross section of global industry associations, including the International Group of P&I Clubs, with consultative status representing the maritime…

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