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ITF alleges inhuman treatment of seafarers on Blumenthal ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has shared details provided by current and former seafarers regarding alleged exploitative working conditions...

Amaechi tasks MAN Oron on qualified seafarers

Amaechi tasks MAN Oron on qualified seafarers

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has charged management of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) to produce qualified seafarers. Amaechi gave the charge in...

ITF: More seafarers dying in confined spaces 

ITF: More seafarers dying in confined spaces 

There has been a massive rise in workers’ deaths in confined spaces — a workplace hazard long familiar to the shipping industry. Since January 2018, sixteen dockers...

How seafarers celebrate Easter on board

How seafarers celebrate Easter on board

Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration takes place every year, most times in the month of April. It is usually celebrated by...

How seafarers battle loneliness at sea

How seafarers battle loneliness at sea

Loneliness is a feeling of depression resulting from being alone. It is known for its negative effect on both the physical and mental health of a person, which leads to...

Captain pleads guilty to endangering lives of seafarers on board ship

Captain pleads guilty to endangering lives of seafarers on board ship

Jianxi Chen, the captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier Spinnaker SW has pleaded guilty to charges brought against him by Maritime New Zealan for endangering the lives...

Captain pleads guilty to endangering lives of seafarers on board ship

Captain pleads guilty to endangering lives of seafarers on board ship

Jianxi Chen, the captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier Spinnaker SW has pleaded guilty to charges brought against him by Maritime New Zealan for endangering the lives...

Pirates strike off Cameroon, kidnap 4 seafarers 

Pirates strike off Cameroon, kidnap 4 seafarers 

Four crew members of a Liberia-flagged container vessel have been kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon. The incident involving the 1,100 TEU Contship Oak occurred on...

2 seafarers die in South Korea tanker fire

2 seafarers die in South Korea tanker fire

A fire aboard a 494-ton oil tanker off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning has claimed the lives of two seafarers and injured another.  The incident...

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Pirates release 6 seafarers kidnapped off Cotonou in Nigeria 

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on Thursday confirmed the release of six seafarers kidnapped off one of its ships, the MSC Mandy, off Cotonou, Benin Republic in...

British charity petitions Dubai ruler over 40 abandoned seafarers 

British charity petitions Dubai ruler over 40 abandoned seafarers 

British charity, Justice Upheld, has launched an online petition for the 40 seafarers abandoned in Dubai, UAE waters for over 27 months. The petition is directed...

Should the National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) be scrapped? 

It is a total capital flight of our scarce resources. We have maritime schools that are government owned here in Nigeria. The cadets we are producing from those national...