Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicSeafarers

Topic: Seafarers

What happens when tycoons abandon their giant cargo ships

Covid has wrought havoc everywhere, but in the nominally regulated shipping industry it’s fueling a worrying practice: the abandonment of ships, cargo & seafarers.

Stranded at sea for 18 months — how shipping crews have been let down by Covid restrictions

Due to Covid border restrictions, more than 300,000 seafarers have been stuck on board their vessels. Global cooperation is needed to resolve this crisis. 

India must treat the oil spill near Mauritius as SoS. Lockdown has left seafarers exhausted

Given the stressful circumstances in which seafarers are operating, the enquiry must examine whether the MV Wakashio crew was affected by lengthier stints at sea.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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