中心團隊義工探訪SCO SHANGHAI

2021年6月15下午,SCO SHANGHAI停靠香港葵涌貨櫃碼頭,香港國際海員服務中心團隊義工應SCO SHANGHAI王船長邀請上船探訪,並送上有關代購物品。

中心團隊義工剛到達船旁,船員已經在旁熱烈歡迎團隊義工的到來,並表示船長已在房間等候見面。

王船長表示,他們大概7天左右停靠香港一次,其間還會停靠台灣的台北及基隆港口,航程緊密,船員都非常疲累。

由於現時各地疫情都很嚴重,尤其他們經過往返台灣等地,加上部份船員還未接種疫苗,所以大家都特別注重衛生。

他表示自己已經接種疫苗,很高興中心義工的到來,十分感謝中心為他們船員準備的物品。

中心工作团队为MV.BELAWAN船员送去关怀

中心工作团队为MV.BELAWAN船员送去关怀

2021年6月1日,应船员请求,香港国际海员服务中心工作工作团队一行5人探访了MV.BELAWAN商船并送去代购的生活物品。

MV.BELAWAN系本港注册商船并签有香港的集体协议,往返于越南、泰国及中国内地、香港之间的航线,船员来自中国与越南,本港一名海员在船实习。

因疫情管控,抵港商船的船员无法下地,船员普遍反映生活用品不足,精神方面也有很大压力。疫情以来,中心虽暂停了探船安排,但并未对船员的需求置之不理。在保证安全的前提下,中心工作团队根据船员的请求为其代买电话卡、食物、饮品等,并帶去报刊书籍,与船员谈心,沟通交换信息。

BELAWAN商船马船长感谢中心给予的帮助。他真切的说,疫情让我们无法下地,只能隔离于船上,如同关禁闭一般孤独、苦闷。你们的到来,让我仿佛看见了亲人一般亲切。

疫情以来,各船公司青睐中国船员,船员工资随之高涨,业界一片叫好之声。谈话中,马船长对此却没有一味地表示乐观,“大企业可以凭高工资招募到优秀的船员,而中小航运公司却不得不接手技能差、综合素质相对较低的船员,这给船上的安全管理工作带来很大的挑战”。马船长抱怨说,新换班的海员已多次因业务不熟练而令船上的工作效率下降,部分设备设施维护不到位,甚至被人为损坏,这让他很难管理。同时,他认为疫情过后,随着国际旅行限制的放宽,中国船员的高工资势必不会再被船公司容忍,一些普通海员将面临这失去工作的风险。“中国船员应抓住机遇,尽快提升自己的技能与综合素质能力,努力向高级船员转向”,马船长说。

海事訓練學院導師到訪”M.V. BELAWAN” Instructor of The Maritime Services Training Institute visited “M.V. BELAWAN”

2021年3月21日上午,海事訓練學院導師黃秋明先生與本中心義工抵達葵涌3號貨櫃碼頭,登上M.V. BELAWAN探望該船船員以及了解香港海員陳建東船上的近況。

中心義工團隊及導師與船長及輪機長作短暫交流,隨後陳建東邀請導師參觀船上的駕駛台,並且向導師介紹此船駕駛台的設備。

他表示很榮幸海事訓練學院的導師上船參觀,及很高興可以向導師分享其船上工作及生活等趣事。

導師則表示期望學生能將在學校所學的知識學以致用,並且鼓勵學生堅持下去繼續努力工作。他亦表示現時貨船的設備先進,船上生活環境比舊時為好,希望能將此行所見的與其他航海學生分享,好讓他們對船上的工作及生活方式有所了解。

 

On 21st March, 2021, Mr. Benny WONG, instructor of Maritime Service Training Institute, was invited to participate a ship visit together with HKISSCs’ volunteers. They arrived at Terminal 3 of Kwai Chung Container Terminal and boarded on M.V. BELAWAN in the morning.

Mr. Benny WONG and HKISSCs’ volunteers, had a good exchange with Captain and Chief Engineer of M.V. BELAWAN about the working conditions and situations of seafarers. In this exchange, Cadet Chan Kin Tung invited instructor to visit the wheelhouse and had a brief introduction about the equipment.

He said that it was his pleasure and a good chance to meet his past instructor from the Maritime Service Training Institute onboard and he was happy to share his work and life onboard the ship with instructor.

Benny expressed that it was good to see his students to apply what they have learnt at school and he encouraged students to work hard. He also said that the equipment onboard were much advanced nowadays and the living environment onboard had improved a lot. He hoped that he can share what he had seen here with other students who were studying in maritime studies so that they can have a better understanding of the job nature and living onboard the ship.

 

疫情期間為”TS Yokohama”船員代購食物及電話卡 Purchase food and SIM cards for “TS Yokohama” crews under epidemic

TS Yokohama於3月12日下午停泊香港葵涌8號貨櫃碼頭,期間本中心收到此船的船員委託,為他們代購食物及電話卡。

中心義工於傍晚到達船旁,TS Yokohama船員熱烈歡迎中心義工並邀請義工上船參觀。船員表示疫情之下船員都未能安排上岸,甚至有數個船員由上船開始至今超過半年都未曾踏足陸地。他們表示公司現已要求所有新上船船員上船前都必須接種疫苗,寄望可於不久將來安排已注射疫苗的船員上岸,以解開他們鬱悶的情緒。船員亦表示疫情之下中心能為他們提供代購服務非常難得。

其他船員到港後如有需要可向本中心查詢,中心會盡量安排義工送上有關代購物品。

TS Yokohama berthed at Berth8 of Kwai Chung Container Terminal on 12th March 2021 afternoon. HKISSC received the request from the ship’s crew to buy food and sim cards for them.

Crews from TS Yokohama welcomed our volunteers warmly and invited them to go onboard the ship when our volunteers arrived at the ship in the evening. Crew said they could not take shore leave during the epidemic and some of crew members have not set foot on land for more than half a year since they went onboard the vessel. They said that the company has now required all new join crew members to be vaccinated before boarding any vessel and they hope that crews who have been vaccinated are allowed go ashore soon, so as to relieve their stress. They also said it is very rare to see an organization can provide them purchasing services during the epidemic.

If ship’s crews are interested, please feel free to contact us after arrival of Hong Kong port. We can arrange for onboard visit and send the purchased items to the crew.

2019冠狀病毒病疫苗接種計劃 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

隨着香港政府早前採購的新型冠狀病毒疫苗陸續抵港,政府公布了有關疫苗接種計劃之資料。

政府採購的3款新型冠狀病毒疫苗包括:

  1. 科興「克爾來福」疫苗 – 採用滅活病毒技術平台 (已抵港)
  2. 復星醫藥/德國藥廠BioNTech「復必泰」疫苗 – 採用mRNA技術平台 (未抵港)
  3. 英國牛津大學與阿斯利康藥廠合作研發的疫苗 – 非複製性病毒載體疫苗 (未抵港)

政府會為以下五個組別的人士優先接種疫苗,分別為:

  1. 60 歲或以上人士(陪同70歲或以上長者接種疫苗的人士可以獲得接種,最多兩人)
  2. 醫療服務場所工作人員及參與抗疫工作人員
  3. 安老院/殘疾人士院舍院友及員工
  4. 維持必要公共服務的人員
  5. 跨境運輸、口岸、港口工作人員

當中船員為優先接種疫苗人士中的第5個類別,可先網上預約接種疫苗。(現時只提供科興「克爾來福」疫苗)

合資格人士到社區疫苗接種中心接種疫苗時需帶備文件:

  1. 身分證明文件
  2. 優先接種組別證明(如適用;包括:僱員證、委任證、政府部門或其合約承辦商發出的身份證明信件、牌照、僱主信)
  3. 預約確認短訊或確認登記影印本

合資格人士亦可到醫管局轄下的指定普通科門診診所或指定私家醫院和診所接種疫苗。

詳情請參考政府有關新型冠狀病毒疫苗接種計劃之網頁:

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/zh-HK/

香港國際海員服務中心希望各位船員藉着接種疫苗提高自身保護,為航運業復甦作準備。

本中心提醒各位船員切勿鬆懈,疫情結束前仍佩戴口罩、勤洗手。

The Hong Kong Government now has plans about the COVID-19 vaccines injection for the public.

Total 3 kinds of COVID-19 vaccines are or will be available for injection:

  1. Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine – Inactivated virus technology platform (has arrived HK)
  2. Fosun Pharma in collaboration with the German drug manufacturer BioNTech (BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine) – mRNA technology platform (not arrived yet) 
  3. AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford – Non-replicating viral vector technology platform (not arrived yet) 

The Government decided to arrange priority vaccination for the five groups below:

  1. Persons aged 60 years or above (a maximum of two carers who accompany elderly people aged 70 or above can also receive vaccination);
  2. Personnel in healthcare settings and those participating in anti-epidemic related work;
  3. Residents and staff of residential care homes for the elderly / persons with disabilities;
  4. Personnel maintaining critical public services; and
  5. Personnel performing cross-boundary related work.

Seafarers belong to the fifth category among those who have priority in vaccination. Therefore, seafarers can make an online appointment for the jab.

Documents to bring for those go to Community Vaccination Centres for vaccination:

  1. identity document
  2. proof for priority group (if applicable; including staff card, warrant card, identity proof issued by Government departments and their service contractors, licence, employer’s letter)
  3. SMS message or photocopy of booking confirmation

Eligible people can also visit designated general outpatient clinics (GOPCs) of the Hospital Authority and designated private hospitals and clinics for the jab.

For details, please refer to the government website on the COVID-19 vaccination program.

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

The Hong Kong International Seaman Service Center hopes that all seafarers can enhance protection through vaccination and prepare for the recovery of the shipping industry.

We also remind all seafarers to continue wearing masks and washing hands frequently until the end of the epidemic.

到訪MV Pulau Tioman及為MV Belawan船員代購電話卡

中心義工團隊於2021年1月19日到訪MV Pulau Tioman,贈送船員防疫小禮包。並於同月22日應MV Belawan船員之要求,代購電話卡及食物。

Our team of volunteers visited MV Pulau Tioman and presented Anti-epidemic gift packs on 19th January 2021. As per the request from the crew of MV Belawan, we have bought sim cards and food for them on 22nd January 2021.

中心可為靠泊葵涌貨櫃碼頭之船員代購生活用品,船員如有需要可向中心查詢。

Our centre could buy daily necessities for the ship’s crew who berthed at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

為”M.V. BELAWAN”船員代購藥物及電話卡 Purchase medicine and SIM cards for “M.V. BELAWAN” crews

因應M.V. BELAWAN船員的委託,本中心特此安排中心義工為他們代購藥物及電話卡。M.V. BELAWAN於2021年1月9日上午靠好3號貨櫃碼頭後,中心義工上船向船長及其他船員送上有關物品,並向他們表達慰問。

船員表示現在疫情嚴重,所有碼頭都不允許船員上岸,因此他們都不能上岸購買日常用品,感覺身心疲累,所以他們都表示很高興看到中心義工上船為他們送上代購的物品。

其他船員到港後如有需要可向本中心查詢,中心會盡量安排義工送上有關代購物品。

Upon the request of ship’s crews from M.V. BELAWAN, HKISSC arranged the volunteers to purchase the items needed for them, such as medicine and SIM cards. M.V. BELAWAN berthed at Berth 3 of Kwai Chung Container Terminal in the morning on 9th January 2021. Our team came onboard and sent those items needed for Capt. Zhu and the other crews.

Due to the epidemic of the COVID-19, ship’s crew are not allowed to take shore leaves and they cannot buy the daily necessities on shore. They are really exhausted about this. Therefore, they felt very delighted when they saw our team have come onboard and sent them the purchased items.

If ship’s crews are interested, please feel free to contact us after arrival of Hong Kong port. We can arrange for onboard visit and send the purchased items to the crew.

朱船長及本中心義工合照 (攝於2021年1月9日)

Photo of Capt. Zhu and our team (taken on 9th January 2021)

贈送M.V. TS Yokohama船員防疫小禮包 Presented Anti-epidemic gift packs to M.V. TS Yokohama

中心義工團隊於2021年1月15日贈送M.V. TS Yokohama船員防疫小禮包。

Our team of volunteers presented Anti-epidemic gift packs to the seafarers of MV TS Yokohama on 15th January 2021.

中心可為靠泊葵涌貨櫃碼頭之船員代購生活用品,船員如有需要可向中心查詢。

Our centre could buy daily necessities for the ship’s crew who berthed at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

中心工作團隊探訪M.V.FRED船員 Ship Visiting M.V. FRED

2020年9月19日上午, 應Sergey船長邀約, 香港國際海員服務中心工作團隊一行4人於葵涌貨櫃碼頭登上M.V. FRED集裝箱船探訪船員。
HKISSC working team of 4 had an onboard visit for a container ship M.V. FRED at Kwai Chung Container Terminal on 19/9.

M.V. FRED是一艘3.8萬噸的集裝箱船,掛塞浦路斯旗, 主要往來于東南亞地區,船員大部分來自菲律賓。船長來自俄羅斯, 他通過中心派發的傳單獲悉香港國際海員服務中心的聯絡方式與服務内容, 隨即發出郵件,希望中心幫助代送其購買的三幅油畫並代買一些生活用品。船長待人熱忱, 他主動邀請中心工作團隊登船參觀相關設施。
M.V. FRED which is a 38,000t container ship of Cyprus flag state, mainly travels between Southeast Asia. Captain Sergy noticed that HKISSC information from the leaflet then contacted us through email and asked us to buy some daily necessities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

在座談交流中,中心工作團隊介紹了中心的有關情況,並向船員贈送了紀念品。船長講述了疫情下船員的生活情況。當他了解到中心剛成立不久, 工作重點是為國際海員提供力所能及的服務時,他點頭表示讚賞,並希望今後能獲得中心更多的服務。
During the exchange, we introduced HKISSC and presented souvenirs to the crew. Captain also described the situation of the crew during the coronavirus. He appreciated and hoped to get more services from the center in the future.

 

HKISSC開啟商船初體驗計畫 Study Tour Programe is launched!

HKISSC開啟商船初體驗計 Study Tour Programe is launched!

經香港國際海員服務中心工作團隊溝通協調,M.V.BELAWAN商船同意中心定期探船並攜1-2名海事學生上船體驗的計畫。
M.V.BELAWAN agreed that the working team of HKISSC conduct regular visits with 1-2maritime students.

M.V.BELAWAN是懸掛香港旗的集裝箱貨船,主要往來於中國、日本、越南及菲律賓等國家,船員一般來自中國、越南及菲律賓等地,其中一名實習生來自香港。2020年11月16日,中心工作團隊探訪該商船,座談交流中與朱船長達成了上述共識。
The flag state of M.V.BELAWAN is Hong Kong, it mainly translation of China, Japan, Vietnam and Philippines. Its crew generally come from China, Vietnam and Philippines and a deck cadet came from Hong Kong. On 16/11 the team got the agreement of the planned ship visiting.

       

       有意體驗遠洋商船實際狀況的甲板、輪機等專業的海事學生及從無上船經歷的人士皆可報名參加該計畫,報名與實際安排請與中心工作人員聯繫。
Whatsapp: 63651478 (龍先生) & 63653827 (孫先生)。
If you are a maritime student who interested in deck or engine knowledge , or have no any onboard experience, you are welcome to join the visiting and please feel free to contact us by whatsapp: 63651478 (Mr. Lung) & 63653827 (Mr. Frank) for the details.