The vast majority of ships’ support level ratings are recruited from developing nations, and the shipping industry is probably unique in that, under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), it has a recommended global minimum wage for seafarers.
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Aim to safeguard the health of seafarers and guarantee the safe operations of maritime trade – offering governments and the general public reassurance that seafarers can embark and disembark ships safely. Published by ICS, IMHA and INTERTANKO.
This Manpower Report 2015 Executive Summary was withdrawn in June 2021 and replaced by the Seafarer Workforce Report 2021 Edition. A comprehensive report on the global manpower situation in the shipping industry prepared by BIMCO and ICS.
An International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) interim paper offering a common sense, best practice approach to mitigate the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in seafarers joining the ship with quarantine and testing.
Alarming reports of ship managers and individuals failing to comply with national crew change guidelines / Failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated.
Clip raising awareness for the over 400,000 seafarers being impacted by governments' continued inaction to facilitate crew changes across the world. Day of the Seafarer 25 June 2020.
Clip raising awareness for the over 400,000 seafarers now being impacted by governments' continued inaction to facilitate crew changes across the world, callling ships to sound their horns on 8 July 2020.
Please complete the survey for every successful or unsuccessful crew change attempted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help facilitate crew changes throughout the pandemic in as many ports as possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant challenges for ship operators and seafarers, but new research from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has highlighted that, for users of its ISF Watchkeeper software, incidents of non-conformities continue to drop to increasingly lower levels over the past year.
In a joint letter to António Guterres, the leaders of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), urge the Secretary-General to ensure governments were adopting the 12-step set of protocols issued by the UN’s own maritime regulator, the International Maritime Organization.