Fears mount over migrants dying 'out of sight' in Mediterranean

 

 

 

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Members of the Spanish NGO Maydayterraneo prepare to sail back to the Aita Mari rescue boat with around 90 migrants in February PABLO GARCIA AFP
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More and more migrants are crossing, Europe is closing its ports and no humanitarian ships are carrying out rescues. As the coronavirus pandemic dominates headlines, activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked "tragedy".

A handful of migrant landings have taken place in recent weeks, including 79 people who arrived last weekend in Italy -- a country under fire even before the outbreak for refusing to allow private vessels carrying migrants to dock.

International organisations and NGOs say the situation is bleak, as all rescue operations were ceased as

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COVID-19: Vessel Owner Obligations,

 

 

 

 

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/covid-19-vessel-owner-obligations-part-i

COVID-19: Vessel Owner Obligations, Part I

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Vessel owners may have liability to their employees who become ill in the service of the ship and who may also expose other crew members. Vessel owners may also have obligations to third-party visitors and passengers exposed to COVID-19 while on board. Part I of this series will outline remedies available under the Jones Act and vessel owner liabilities.

What Remedies Are Available When an Employee or a Third Party Becomes Ill While on a Vessel?

The crew of a vessel have several remedies when they become ill while performing their work. Some remedies are based on fault; others are not. These remedies include maintenance and cure, the general maritime

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EL RÉGIMEN JURÍDICO DE LAS EMPRESAS NAVIERAS

 

 

 

 

En relación con el artículo anterior, el Registro de Empresas Navieras es un registro abierto y lo es porque permite la inscripción de las empresas navieras sea cual sea su domicilio social.

En este sentido, conviene traer a colación los términos de redacción del párrafo 4. a) de la Disposición Adicional decimosexta de la LPMM : «Podrán solicitar su inscripción en el Registro Especial las empresas navieras siempre que tengan en Canarias el centro efectivo de control de la explotación de los buques o que, teniéndolo en el resto de España o en el extranjero, cuenten con un establecimiento o representación permanente en Canarias, a través del cual vayan a ejercer los derechos y cumplir las obligaciones atribuidas a las mismas por

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Force majeure doesn’t get ship operators off the loan repayments hook

 

 

 

Some owners have asked whether they can use force majeure to stop paying their banks. And the quick and easy answer to that one is ‘no’

 

British-based shipping companies are in principle eligible for government coronavirus support schemes, say lawyers, but unfortunately few seem to have business interruption insurance

SHIPPING COMPANIES THAT OPERATE DIRECTLY OUT OF THE UK IN LOCATIONS SUCH AS THE CITY OF LONDON (PICTURED) HAVE A STRONG CASE TO ARGUE THEY DESERVE UK GOVERNMENT SUPPORT IN FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS.

CHARTERPARTY disputes arising from coronavirus are unlikely to have a direct impact on owners’ financing arrangements, with the notable exception of prolonged

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