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Safiyanu Mohammed

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...

seafarers

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...

Are seafarers becoming more unhappy?

Are seafarers becoming more unhappy?

The Seafarers Happiness Index platform from the Mission to Seafarers charity was originally founded in 2015 and is designed to monitor and benchmark seafarer...

Pirate dies in attack on ship off Bayelsa 

Pirates abduct 17 seafarers from two vessels off Cameron

Pirates have kidnapped 17 crew members from two ships – one German and one Greek owned – at Douala anchorage off Cameron. Eight seafarers were abducted from...

Cruise, ferry crews among the unhappiest seafarers in the world

Cruise, ferry crews among the unhappiest seafarers in the world

Seafarers working onboard cruise vessels and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the shipping industry, a new report released by the Mission to Seafarers shows. The...

Two seafarers die aboard Atlantska Plovidba ship 

Two seafarers die aboard Atlantska Plovidba ship 

Two crew members aboard a bulk carrier, owned by Croatian company Atlantska Plovidba, have lost their lives during tank cleaning operations. Two more seafarers were...

Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

Women represent 9.4% of Nigeria’s 6,039 seafarers

A recent statistics released by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has revealed that female seafarers account for only 9.4 percent of the...

Sandra Iwu

Challenges facing female seafarers in Nigeria

Let me use myself as a case study. When I graduated from Federal College of Fishery and Marine Technology, I faced the challenge of securing space for my cadetship. The...