USCG exercises $222 million four-ship FRC contract option at Bollinger; Coast Guard cutter crew battles shipboard fire

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USCG exercises $222 million four-ship FRC contract option at Bollinger

The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a contract option for production of four more Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs) and associated deliverables with Bollinger—and four more options could be coming. Full Article

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UN Secretary-General renews call on governments to act on crew change crisis to avoid global supply chain disruption as major businesses cite forced labour

Major global businesses join maritime industry, government, UN and union leaders urging immediate political action on crew change crisis as global business community points towards humanitarian crisis and global supply chain disruption.

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 24 September 2020 — On World Maritime Day, the United Nations Secretary-General renewed his call on Governments to designate seafarers as “key workers” as 800,000 seafarers are either left stranded on vessels or prevented from returning to ships due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel and transit.

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