New practical guide “Peril at Sea and Salvage” supports seafarers and shore-based personnel in their initial response, implementing the emergency response plan, towage and salvage.
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MSC 102/22/12 – Proposal for the creation of a GISIS module to disseminate information on ports facilitating crew changes
Agenda:ANY OTHER BUSINESS Submitted by: Cyprus, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Vanuatu.
MSC 102/22/8 – Recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
Agenda: ANY OTHER BUSINESS Submitted by: Cook Islands, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, ICS, INTERCARGO and WSC
Agenda: ANY OTHER BUSINESS Submitted by: ICS and IAMU
Review covers the impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis plus a broad cross-section of such as efforts to decarbonise shipping and the USD 5 billion industry fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.
International Chamber of Shipping updates health guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) to reflect latest knowledge
A great deal has changed since March, when the International Chamber of Shipping first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Whilst deaths, and indeed infection rates on ships stand at almost nothing in comparison, seafarers face the same risks as the general population and it is important to recognise that following health guidelines is essential to maintain this situation.
The ability of flag state authorities to conduct statutory surveys, and for ships (and seafarers) to be issued with required certification to allow them to continue to trade, emerged as a serious issue at the very start of the pandemic.
Maintaining the health of seafarers and protecting them from infection remains a critical priority.
The continuing inability of ship operators to conduct crew changes has been the single greatest operational challenge confronting the global shipping industry since the Second World War.
The arrival of COVID-19 has presented truly enormous challenges for the entire maritime transport sector, an industry responsible for moving about 90% of global trade.