IMO urges keyworker exemptions for crew changes and repatriations

Download Circular Letter No.4204/Add.6 (27 March 2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic 

IMO has echoed shipping industry calls for governments to keep shipping and supply chains open and grant special travel exemptions to seafarers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why LNG-as-fuel is making waves

Why LNG-as-fuel is making waves
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Tim Herman, President of Pivotal LNG, and Tim Casey, President and CEO of Polaris New Energy, talk to MARINE LOG about why so many vessel operators are switching to LNG as a marine fuel and what suppliers are doing to make sure that LNG bunkers are available when and where needed. Hear what they had to say >

McAllister Towing docks the USNS Comfort in NYC; ABS to class new series of jack-ups

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VIDEO: McAllister Towing docks the USNS Comfort in NYC

The Z-drive tractor tugs Capt. Brian A. McAllister, Ava McAllister, Alex McAllister and Ellen McAllister provided over 21,000 HP combined and, with their state-of-the-art propulsion, offered exceptional control in guiding the 900-foot hospital ship safely to her berth. Full Article


New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea

Industry organisations, supported by government and military organisations, have worked together to produce a new publication that will help mariners detect, deter and delay external threats to their safety. Best Management Practices to Enhance Maritime Security for Vessels & Mariners Operating Off the Coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea (BMP WA) consolidates and enhances existing guidance for specific threats in this region.

Ship Suppliers Must be Classed as Essential Workers, says ISSA

Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the world’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA).