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Latest items in 2021

Date Title

4 May 2021

News: COVID-19 – IMO updates crew change protocol; Singapore further tightens crew change requirements

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published the latest version of the industry-developed crew change protocols.

30 Apr 2021

News: Fujairah Port - crew change suspension

The Port of Fujairah has issued a notice (attached) relevant to all vessels that have called at Indian ports within the last 14 days of the date of the notice.

29 Apr 2021

News: Speed restrictions for the protection of North Atlantic right whales

North American rights whales are one of the most endangered large whale species in the world. Due to changing migration patterns and the increased presence of North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Government of Canada has updated its measures which aim to reduce the risk of collision s between whales and ships.

26 Apr 2021

News: Shanghai MSA launches concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on propulsion and auxiliary machinery

Following a collision in deep water fairway of Changjiangkou (CJK) off Shanghai in December 2020, Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued a notice, urging ships to ensure that propulsion and auxiliary machinery are in good order prior to departure from the berth or arrival in the restricted waters.

26 Apr 2021

News: Onboard connectivity critical for crew welfare, reveals latest Seafarers Happiness Index

This year the Club has partnered with the Mission to Seafarers, alongside Wallem Group to support the 2021 Seafarers Happiness Index report.