It’s known by different terms, but the serious threat to the safety and the public perception of shipping is the same however you refer to the dark, grey, shadow, or phantom fleet operating at the edge of the industry.
Seafarer mental health is under intense strain. The Covid-19 pandemic and on board conditions have caused immense stress, and other issues, for workers. As World Mental Health Day approaches, what can be done to help?
Seafarer supply is lagging behind demand, putting workers and vessels at risk. Changing aspirations are making recruitment harder than ever – but upskilling and career progression could offer one solution.
With the EC about to announce whether it intends to ban Filipino seafarers from EU-flagged ships, urgent moves are underway in the Philippines to address long-term systemic failures in the country’s maritime training and qualifications programmes.
With the world now perilously close to a climate change tipping point, the COP27 summit in Egypt has a much needed sense of urgency — not least amongst those pushing for greater efforts in the shipping sector and improved support for oceanology