Jite Eriabie

Coronavirus: Seafarers face screening in China, Singapore

Limited shore leave taking its toll on seafarers

  Limited shore leave for seafarers due to the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report from The Mission to...

Ships to sound horns for seafarers on May 1 

Ships to sound horns for seafarers on May 1 

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) are calling on seafarers around the world to sound their...

World’s largest containership embarks on maiden voyage

World’s largest containership embarks on maiden voyage

  The 24,000 TEU HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership, has headed out to sea on its maiden voyage. The ship left Geoje, Korea following its naming...

Nigerian forces board attacked boxship, rescue 11 crew from citadel

Nigerian forces board attacked boxship, rescue 11 crew from citadel

  Nigerian Special Forces have boarded the Portuguese-flagged containership Tommi Ritscher and rescued 11 crew members who fled to the citadel after pirates...

Armed pirates attack LNG carrier off Bonny

Pirates board containership off Benin, hold crew hostage 

  Pirates are reported to have attacked the containership Tommi Ritscher off Cotonou, Benin holding eight of the crew hostage.  The Portuguese-flagged boxship was...

ICS, IATA seek designated airports for crew change 

ICS, IATA seek designated airports for crew change 

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has teamed up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to jointly call on governments to take urgent...

Pirates kidnap 20 Indians, spare Nigerian seafarer off Togo

Pirates board 37 ships, kidnap 22 seafarers in Q1

  Pirates boarded 37 ships and kidnapped 22 seafarers in the first quarter of 2020, the latest report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IBM) shows. In...

Pacific International Lines (PIL)

PIL refutes bankruptcy rumour 

  Singapore’s container shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has issued a statement to refute the bankruptcy rumours circulating on social media...

Ship captain, crew members throw two stowaways overboard

Ship captain, crew members throw two stowaways overboard

  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is working with South African Police Services (SAPA) on an investigation into an alleged throwing overboard of...

Singapore shipyard records new cases of COVID-19 infections 

  Singapore’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that three people have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Keppel Shipyard.  According to the...

Kitack Lim

IMO urges travel ban exemption for seafarers

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has echoed earlier calls by shipping industry bodies for governments to recognise seafarers and marine personnel as...

South African ports remain open despite lockdown

South African ports remain open despite lockdown

  South Africa’s seaports remain open to all types of cargo despite a nationwide 21-day lockdown though essential goods should be prioritised, the Department of...