ITF: THE DEADLINE FOR CREW CHANGE IS OVER

16 JUNE 2020   After weeks of calling on governments to facilitate maritime crew changes and designate the millions of workers in critical transport industries as key workers, the International Transport Works’ Federation (ITF) issued a statement to seafarers saying simply, “Enough is enough.” The ITF had repeatedly said in …

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GIANT VLOC SCUTTLED OFF BRAZIL

15 JUNE 2020  On Friday morning, salvors sent the very large ore carrier Stellar Banner to the bottom off the coast of Maranhão, Brazil, just four years after her construction and four months after she went aground. In a months-long lightering effort, the salvage team removed about 3,900 cubic meters …

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