Bangladesh declares seafarers key workers

The government of Bangladesh has declared seafarers as ‘key workers’ to facilitate the movement of seafarers and crew change during COVID-19, taking into consideration the important role they are playing to keep supply chains intact. […]

How the cruise industry will survive COVID-19

The pandemic has significantly affected the cruise sector and damaged public perception. SAS explores what changes should be made so that cruise ship travel can restart safely “There are decades where nothing happens; and there […]

Too early to blame Wakashio crew, ITF state

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, cautioned against blaming the crew for the grounding of the bulk carrier Wakashio off Mauritius and the subsequent oil spill, citing the global COVID-19 […]