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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.

Tracesafe, a company that develops wearable safety technology has announced a new partnership with Tritan Software.

Inmarsat has secured a fleet-wide agreement with offshore support vessel major Tidewater to advance its digitalisation strategy by upgrading the majority of its active fleet to Fleet Xpress.

Stream Marine Training (SMT) has gained ISO 9001 quality management system certification after a detailed audit conducted by accredited certification body DNV GL.

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has partnered with Wärtsilä Voyage to launch cloud-based simulator training for its maritime training centres worldwide (including Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Georgia, Korea, Croatia and the Philippines).

Tapiit Live, the Liverpool based maritime training company, has staged the first ever live-stream mass to seafarers aboard an offshore support vessel.

In light of the ongoing pandemic and the challenges associated with shipping, the Singapore government has further accelerated its ongoing activities to take a leading role in the digital transformation of the maritime industry. The government strongly recommends shipping companies take action to digitalise their processes and will grant funding for companies that choose innovative solutions.

The Schulte Group has announced the acquisition of Rescompany Systems (Resco), a provider of advanced hospitality software solutions to the cruise industry.

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