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3 piracy incidents reported within 20 days in Singapore Strait

Pirates strike near Egina, kidnap 19 seafarers 

  No fewer than 19 seafarers working as the crew members of a supertanker named Nave Constellation sailing near the Egina FPSO 100 nautical miles off Bonny Island...

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19 seafarers kidnapped off Bonny Island 

  No fewer than 19 seafarers working as the crew members of a tanker vessel identified as Nave Constellation have been kidnapped by pirates, 100 nautical miles...

Seafarers, boat operators lament lack of toilet facilities in Rivers 

Seafarers, boat operators lament lack of toilet facilities in Rivers 

  As Nigerians celebrated World Toilets Day yesterday, the sanitary state of the toilet facilities in most of the loading Jetties around the capital city of Port...

Seafarers ‘dangerously exposed’ to high level mental stress — Study 

Seafarers ‘dangerously exposed’ to high level mental stress — Study 

  Seafarers are exposed dangerously high levels of mental stress, a new study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has revealed....

3 piracy incidents reported within 20 days in Singapore Strait

Pirates kidnap 13 seafarers off Togo, Cotonou 

  No fewer than 13 seafarers have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Cotonou, Benin Republic and off the coast of Lome, Togo. Nine of the seafarers were...

ITF, Saudi to support seafarers in local seaports

ITF, Saudi to support seafarers in local seaports

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have committed to work closely together to support seafarers in all of the...

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Why Nigeria has few seafarers on international ships — Mohammed

  Safiyanu Mohammed is the Africa Regional Secretary, International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) with headquarters in Nairobi Kenya. His team, penultimate...

11 crew members missing as Bourbon offshore vessel sinks in Atlantic

Bodies of two more seafarers recovered from Bourbon Rhode

  The bodies of two more seafarers have been recovered from the anchor handler Bourbon Rhode, which sank in the Atlantic.  The two bodies were recovered last night...

ITF: More seafarers dying in confined spaces 

Enclosed spaces remain serious safety hazard for seafarers

  Enclosed Space Entry remains one of the gravest onboard safety hazards facing seafarers today, Capt. Kuba Szymanski, secretary-general of trade association...

Shipowners tag NIMASA industry forecast ‘extremely unrealistic’ 

Why NIMASA must review seafarers development programme — Folarin 

  Chairman, Port Consultative Council (PCC), Otunba Kunle Folarin, has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to consider a...

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ITF faults US’ plan to deny seafarers visa

  Global union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has blasted the US government for saying it will deny seafarers a US visa if they have...

NIMASA to stop issuance of Cabotage waivers to oil firms

NIMASA, shipowners sign agreement to enhance seafarers’ welfare 

  Respite finally came the way of Nigerian seafarers on Tuesday as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), shipowners and the seafarers...