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January 2021

Crew change in Singapore - Port authority implements sea launch transfer

The Singapore Maritime Port Authority announcing new enhanced crew change procedure to be effective as of today.

Singapore Shipping Association urges the industry to comply with COVID-19 protocols

Crew change facilitation has come in the spotlight of the Singapore Ministry of Health, following cases of COVID-19 transmission between ship- and shore-based personnel.

BIMCO COVID 19 weekly report -countries imposing temporary crew change restrictions due to COVID-19 mutation virus

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 8 January 2021

December 2020

BIMCO COVID-19 Weekly Report

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 23 December 2020

BIMCO’s 2021 holiday information available online for members

The BIMCO holiday information for 2021 is now available online, offering increased focus on local and regional holidays, increased transparency and better reliability.

BIMCO COVID-19 Weekly Report

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 4 December 2020

Amendments to California’s Marine Invasive Species Program will come into force soon

California has amended regulation in section 2298.5 in Article 4.8 of Title 2, Division 3 of Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations. The regulatory changes become effective on 1 January 2021. It changes the way ships should submit information through the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form.

UN adopts resolution to designate seafarers as key workers

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 1st December urging all nations to designate seafarers as key workers and implement the crew change protocols established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Support for seafarers for the holidays

A group of shipping and seafarer organisations have made a collection of flyers, pictures and posters for the coming holiday months. Employers of seafarers can use to flyers and posters to inform their crews of initiatives or helplines, that can inspire some festive mood or help alleviate sorrow or home sickness.

November 2020

BIMCO COVID-19 weekly report

The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). BIMCO provides the following update for this week ending Friday, 27 November 2020

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