Topic: Seafarers

KVNR: Concerns about vaccinating seafarers

If seafarers are not vaccinated in good time, problems may arise with relieving people at sea, warns the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR). The association fears possible measures by, for example, airlines and countries,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Airline KLM comes to the rescue of seafarers

KLM has responded to the request of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) to set up air bridges. These will allow seafarers to be flown in again to relieve their colleagues, who have been...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
ship general 2

Don’t cut corners when mooring your ship

Mooring a ship safely usually requires more than one person at each mooring station. In a recent Mars Report, the focus was on getting the job done instead of doing it safely. The work-around the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
Working on deck

Shipowners fear dangerous conditions on board

The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR) is in talks with airline KLM, among others, to arrange for flights for seafarers to depart from Schiphol. Crew are now staying on board longer, and according to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Crowdfunding campaign for developing world seafarers

A charity crowdfunding campaign seeks to raise funds for developing world seafarers and their families that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. All funds raised go to the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk
ship crew general

Seafarers’ education lags behind practice

Radical changes are needed to ensure that the education of seafarers does not lag behind the rapid pace of technological developments in shipping. This is demonstrated by a study which is part of the EU-funded...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk