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Travel Restrictions – IIMM Action

Travel Restrictions – IIMM Action

To facilitate required crew changes to maintain vital supply chain the Irish Institute of Master Mariners is lobbying for exemption for essential merchant ship's crews from European travel restrictions for travel arrangements. 2020-03-18-Master-MarinersDownload

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IMO Draws up protocols for safe crew changes

The need for ships to change crews and for seafarers to fly home at the end of their periods of service have emerged as two of the biggest challenges facing shipping as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the International Maritime Organization has sent a...

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Up to 2000 UK seafarers stranded

Up to 2000 UK seafarers stranded

BBC News 9th May 2020: The UK Chamber of Shipping wants the UK government to become the first to sign up to a global plan to get crews home. And the Nautilus International maritime union said seafarers stuck on ships for months were depressed and homesick, "with no...

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Marine Ball 2020 Cancelled

Marine Ball 2020 Cancelled

Following a vote by National Council the the decision has been taken to cancel this years Marine Ball which was scheduled to take place on the 7th of November 2020. In light of the ongoing situation in relation to COVID-19 this was deemed the correct decision to make...

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