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Pirates kidnap seafarer from LNG carrier in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates kidnap seafarer from LNG carrier in Gulf of Guinea

  An LNG carrier has been boarded and attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, resulting in the kidnapping of one crew member. The Marshall Islands-flagged ship,...

Pirates kidnap seafarer from LNG carrier in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates kidnap seafarer from LNG carrier in Gulf of Guinea

An LNG carrier has been boarded and attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, resulting in the kidnapping of one crew member. The Marshall Islands-flagged ship,...

IMO endorses new protocols for crew change 

World Maritime Day: Seafarer humanitarian crisis in the spotlight

  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global maritime community are coming together today to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. The 2020...

Maersk seafarer well-enough to return home after COVID-19

Maersk seafarer well-enough to return home after COVID-19

  A Maersk seafarer stricken with COVID-19 in early May continues to make good progress recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and was well enough to travel home...

One seafarer dead in VLCC inferno

One seafarer dead in VLCC inferno 

  Sri Lankan and Indian Naval forces are working together to try and bring under control a fire onboard the laden very large crude carrier (VLCC) named ‘New...

Seafarer kidnappings surge in Gulf of Guinea 

Seafarer kidnappings surge in Gulf of Guinea 

  The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a surge in violent hostage taking and kidnappings of seafarers off West Africa in the first half of 2020....

Hapag-Lloyd ship remains in quarantine as third seafarer tests positive for COVID-19 

Hapag-Lloyd ship remains in quarantine as third seafarer tests positive for COVID-19 

  Another crew member of MV Montpellier, a containership chartered by German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd, has tested positive for coronavirus in South Africa.  As a...

How seafarers battle loneliness at sea

Seafarer happiness down amid stress over new regulations, racism

  Workload stress caused by changes in regulations has been one of the three main factors impacting the seafarers’ happiness level in the fourth quarter of 2019,...

Kidnappers release 9 seafarers abducted off Cotonou 

How seafarer died in kidnappers’ den — V.Ships 

  A kidnapped seafarer of the oil tanker MV Duke was provided with medical help by pirates but they did not manage to save him, V.Ships Management (India) has...

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Seafarer happiness levels rise across all industry sectors

  After concerning reports earlier in the year, the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report has shown a marked improvement in happiness levels among seafarers...

IMO celebrates Day of the Seafarer

Seafarer happiness levels rise across all industry sectors

  After concerning reports earlier in the year, the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report has shown a marked improvement in happiness levels among seafarers...

Seafarer dies aboard tanker off South Africa

Seafarer dies aboard tanker off South Africa

  A crew member died on board a crude oil tanker off South Africa, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. On October 5, 2019, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were...