IMA (International Maritime Association)
President of Interational Maritime Association
The main goal of the association is to constantly support activities and help members of the International Maritime Association (IMA) in the fields of maritime and river transport, merchant shipping, shipping (including fish / fish protection, port industries), navigation and hydrographic support for navigation, while ensuring the safety of navigation on approaches to seaports, in the areas of environmental protection during the implementation of economic activity and control in sea and river ports, in ship agency services, in the fields of x using ships for the transportation of goods, passengers, baggage and mail, fishing and other marine industries, exploration and mining, towing, icebreaking and rescue operations, cable laying, as well as for other economic, scientific and cultural purposes, forwarding in other related areas.
The world opens borders, but will not live as usual (list of countries).
As before, neither life, nor people, nor the change of crews, nor air communication as before the pandemic - will never be. People will live with caution, and it is now present in all areas. Most of all some news about the weakening of movement between countries today is waiting for sailors - at the moment more than 200 thousand on ships and as many of their successors on the shore.
The response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the deputy’s request about the fate of our sailors.
At the request of the deputy of the Odessa Regional Council Alexei Kobylnikov, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the fate of our two sailors from the tanker "Tecne" Alexander Kasherny and Alexander Nazarenko came up with an answer. The letter noted that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine is making every effort to amnesty and release our sailors.
Only now sailors can legally receive their documents.
According to the new resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 392 “On the establishment of quarantine in order to prevent the spread of acute respiratory illness COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the mitigation of anti-epidemic measures” on May 20, 2020, seafarers are allowed to upgrade their qualifications in marine educational institutions and training centers. As a result, obtaining the relevant qualification documents.
They deserved their ticket home: 200 thousand sailors ended their contracts.
As of the end of May, there are more than 200 thousand sailors on ships around the world, whose contracts at that moment have ended, but because of the pandemic they can’t leave home. Many sailors are already ending the second contract.
From May 15: replacements, Internet access and salary increases stuck on seafarers' ships
The governments of countries where ship crews are still not possible, as well as shipowners, have been given time to “meditate” until mid-June. If from May 15 and within 30 days the problem situation with crew changes due to the pandemic does not move from the critical point that it has already reached, everyone will be very ill.
Humanitarian cargo from China
Today, May 18, 2020, representatives of the International Maritime Association attended the transfer to our region by representatives of the Association of Chinese Businessmen of Odessa Region and the Consul General of China 90 thousand medical masks.
- 30.05.2020 The world opens borders, but will not live as usual (list of countries).