Bangladeshi Marine Community, Singapore

Bangladeshi Marine Community, Singapore

BMCS Professional Seminar 2021 : COVID-19 and Seafarers

 BMCS Professional Seminar 

“COVID-19 and Seafarers”

Held on  17 Oct 2021 (Sunday)

Organized by: Bangladeshi Mariners Community, Singapore.

It is not exaggerated that the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is described as the greatest global shock in centuries. Millions of lives have been lost, and the world’s economy is facing the worst recession since the 1930s. The international shipping industry, which is responsible for around 90% of world trade, is no exception and has also been severely affected.

With more than 1.2 million seafarers at sea at any one time, and during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic situation, seafarers working tirelessly to keep the world supply chain moving including the supply of food, medicines, and commodities across the world. In other words, the seafarers are keeping the world moving during this global crisis.

Yet, Travel restrictions imposed by governments around the world have created significant hurdles to crew changes and repatriation of seafarers, which has led to a growing humanitarian crisis as well as significant concerns for the safety of seafarers and shipping.

Thankfully, IMO has intervened promptly by urging its Member States to designate seafarers as key workers, so they can travel between the ships that constitute their workplace and their countries of residence.

Bangladeshi Marine Community Singapore (BMCS)  has organized a professional seminar (online) on 17 October 2021 (Sunday) at 1030 am SGT (Singapore Time) – 0230 GMT on 

“COVID-19 and Seafarers”

Our expert panel of speakers who are well experienced with the present challenges has focused on the following important topics during the professional seminar: –

# Capt. Shahid Murad
General Manager, 
“K”-Line Shipmanagement (S) Pte Ltd.

Topic: Covid-19 Vaccine and Seafarers “Where we stand” 

# Capt. G M Quadrey
Sr. Executive Director,
Crew Management Department,
Haque and Sons Ltd.

Topic:  Challenge and impact on Bangladeshi Seafarers,

# Mar Engr Arifur R. Khan
Equatorial Maritime Services Pte Ltd.

Topic: Crew mental wellbeing and crew change regulations,

#Mar Engr Shah M H Jewel
Technical Director
Neptune Fleet Managers Pte Ltd.

Topic:  Challenges with crew change in Singapore,

Moderator :

Capt. Md Kamal Hossain, 
Professional Development Secretary, BMCS.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE:   BMCS Professional Seminar 2021


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