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Global Shortage of Seafarers and Officers Expected to Persist
Drewry has issued a warning that the supply of officers and seafarers for ships is becoming increasingly constrained, with little sign of improvement in the coming years. The maritime consultancy’s Manning Annual Review and Forecast reports that the world’s shipping industry is reaching record-high shortfalls, which will have long-term impacts... -Crew Mirror
Industry leaders conduct multi-month study on carbon capture
A group of major maritime companies have come together to announce a multi-month study on carbon capture technology. The study will examine various aspects of carbon capture, including technology, regulation, financial implications, infrastructure, and operating parameters... -Crew Mirror
Seafarers Need Training on Future Ship Technologies, Study Finds
A survey conducted by the classification society DNV and co-funded by the Singapore Maritime Foundation, found that approximately 81% of seafarers require training to operate advanced technologies and equipment that are likely to be deployed in future ships... -Crew Mirror
Interactive Safety Management Solution for Onboard Fire Protection Launched.
Survitec has collaborated with Turkish shipyard Tersan and Norwegian company Havila Voyages to develop a new interactive safety management solution called SMARR-TI. The system integrates fire detection and fire suppression systems into one digital interface that can offer a comprehensive interactive plan for the entire ship... -Crew Mirror
Hurtigruten unveils designs for zero-emission cruise ship.
Hurtigruten Norway, the coastal shipping company, has revealed the design of its planned zero-emission cruise ship. Hurtigruten and its partners have identified batteries, retractable sails equipped with solar panels and artificial intelligence (AI) as promising technologies for the vessel, which is due to launch in 2030... -Crew Mirror
AMSA issues 90-day ban to unsafe merchant ship.
AMSA has issued a 90-day ban to another merchant ship that it deems “unsafe and unseaworthy.” The Antigua Barbuda-flagged general cargo ship named BBC Weser, operated by Briese Heavylift, has been banned from Australian waters for 90 days. AMSA reports show that the vessel had previously been detained in May 2023... -Crew Mirror
“Happy at Sea” app offers seafarers pre-ordering, wellbeing services, and survey.
The Mission to Seafarers has developed a free app called Happy at Sea to help seafarers access support and services. The app is available on Apple and Android devices and will enable users to pre-order requests ahead of port visits. Seafarers will also be able to access wellbeing services offline and complete the Seafarer Happiness Index survey within the app... -Crew Mirror
Philippines: SSS Presents Programs For Seafarers
The Social Security System (SSS) Account Management Group acting head Neil F. Hernaez explains to PAMAS-INTERMAP president, Captain Juanito G. Salvatierra Jr., the social security coverage offered by SSS during the recent PAMAS-INTERMAP’s 1st General Membership Meeting held at the AMOSUP Convention Hall,.. -Panay News
Seafarers must prepare for the challenges of decarbonization and digitalization
DNV has published a study co-sponsored by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), examining the key drivers propelling the transformation of the maritime industry and assesses their impact on ship management and seafarers leading up to 2030... SAFETY4SEA
Bajau: The Vanishing Seafarers of Southeast Asia
Today, only 100-200 seafarers remain on traditional “Lansa” houseboats near Borneo’s shorelines. The Bajau people have long traversed the Sulu Sea, but their lives grew more complicated with the establishment of borders by Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia during the colonial era... -The Diplomat
Norovirus outbreak on celebrity ship: More than 175 down with symptoms, cruise implements rigorous measures
Over 175 people reported feeling down with norovirus during a recent Celebrity Summit cruise to Bermuda, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. The outbreak, which spread on the voyage from May 15 to 25, struck 152 of the 2,144 passengers on board and 25 crew members, according to the CDC... -WION
Royal Caribbean Ships Continue Collecting Ocean Data
Royal Caribbean Group has just revealed its intent to extend its investment in OceanScope for an additional four years—with the ongoing goal of contributing to the study of climate change and marine preservation taking place aboard some of the company’s cruise ships... -Cruise Hive
OSG Tankers Involved in Back-to-Back Rescues at Sea
The crews of two Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) tankers came to the aid of six individuals in two separate at-sea rescues taking place within just 18 hours of each other. The rescues involved the U.S.-flagged tankers Overseas Santorini and the Overseas Nikiski in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, respectively, in late May... -gCaptain
Report claims seafarer has died in fire on MSC container ship
A fire has broken out on an MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company container ship off the United Arab Emirates, reportedly killing one crew member. The 8,034-teu MSC Rita (built 2005) caught fire at an anchorage in the port of Khalifa in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday... -TradeWinds