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Maritime News: COVID-19 news

Latest maritime-related news from the UK and beyond

Bringing you a selected round-up of significant news, opinion and events involving Maritime London members and the UK shipping cluster generally, with special emphasis on the economic impact of the maritime services’ sector and its contribution to the wider national economy.

Industry and governments urged to boost vaccination drive as seafarer happiness at all-time low

Industry and governments urged to boost vaccination drive as seafarer happiness at all-time low

Seafarers Happiness Index from The Mission to Seafarers paints a harrowing picture, with the lack of shore leave causing distress to many

The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report for the second quarter...Read More

Day of the Seafarer: It’s time for action rather than words

Day of the Seafarer: It’s time for action rather than words

This article is courtesy of Lloyd's Register

To mark this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, a pair of virtual events focusing on seafarer...Read More

Seafarers International Relief Fund in push for donations

Seafarers International Relief Fund in push for donations

The Seafarers International Relief Fund has issued an urgent appeal for donations on the eve of this year’s IMO Day of the Seafarer, as it pushes towards...Read More

Reed Smith releases results of ‘Navigating a post-Covid world’ survey

Reed Smith releases results of ‘Navigating a post-Covid world’ survey

Following the global onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and its immediate and widespread impact on shipping and international trade, Reed Smith decided...Read More

Onboard connectivity critical for crew welfare, reveals new report

Onboard connectivity critical for crew welfare, reveals new report

Report from The Mission to Seafarers highlights progress on connectivity, but concern over working hours, crew changes and vaccine access

The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report for the first quarter...Read More

COVID pandemic impacting gender pay

COVID pandemic impacting gender pay

HR specialist and recruitment expert Spinnaker Global says the Covid pandemic is impacting gender pay.New reporting arrangementsDue to the coronavirus...Read More

PLA releases new film ‘Time to talk about mental health’

PLA releases new film ‘Time to talk about mental health’

Simply talking can be a lifeline for people experiencing a mental health problem.That’s the message of a new Port of London Authority (PLA) film, produced...Read More

Maritime lessons from a watershed year

Maritime lessons from a watershed year

With COVID-19 testing improving and vaccine roll-out accelerating, there is much to feel hopeful about in 2021 for a maritime industry learning from its...Read More

Bureau Veritas issues BIORISK rules

Bureau Veritas issues BIORISK rules

MSC Virtuosa delivered today is the first ship to receive the BIORISK notation

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released two new class notations – ‘BIORISK MANAGED’ and ‘BIORISK SECURED’....Read More

LR joins 300 organisations in signing Neptune Declaration

LR joins 300 organisations in signing Neptune Declaration

Industry and human rights leaders sign a worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by COVID-19

Lloyd’s Register (LR )has signed the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change...Read More

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