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Tracesafe has announced a two-year wearable technology agreement with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the company’s fleet of cruise ships.

During Stress Awareness Month[i] Hanseaticsoft is recommending that shipping companies take a fresh approach to mental wellbeing and make use of technology to support the mental health of seafarers.

The Liberian Registry has announced two new online platforms for seafarers to have easier access for applying for documents and credentials, and for taking Liberian license and upgrade examinations.

Stream Marine Training (SMT) and global recruitment provider Stellamar have formed a strategic partnership to improve seafarers’ career prospects and training needs.

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to broadcast a mass direct to crew aboard its ships.

The global crew change crisis could lead to a shortage of seafarers if exhausted crew choose to leave the shipping industry rather than risk another long period trapped at sea, warns the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ).

Thome Group has selected ShipMoney to digitalise its crew payment system.

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of remote working but the industry must recognise the importance of physical connection to the ship, says provider of ship inspection services, Idwal.

Thursday, 04 February 2021 12:39

IMO welcomes Neptune Declaration on seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the industry-led Neptune Declaration, which calls for seafarers to be designated as key workers and for cooperation to end the crew change crisis, which is not only putting seafarers in a desperate situation but also threatening the safety of shipping and world trade. Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the globe are unable to leave ships, while others cannot join, due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liverpool maritime tech business Tapiit Live is urging seafarers to speak out on Time to Talk Day as it announces crews from 12 more ships will benefit from its live stream mental wellbeing training.

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