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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...

Pope Francis sends encouragement to seafarers

Pope Francis sends encouragement to seafarers

Pope Francis has conveyed his appreciation and encouragement to seafarers and fishermen worldwide. Underlining our dependence on the maritime industry, he said,...

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari leads campaign for female seafarers

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, will be leading other dignitaries and stakeholders in the maritime community to campaign and encourage more female participation in...

AoS chaplain supports seafarers after colleague dies at sea

An Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplain in Portsmouth, South England, stepped in to provide pastoral care for a reefer ship’s crew upon the request of its...

Denmark tests digital certificates for seafarers on Mumbai Maersk

Denmark launches digital certificates for seafarers

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) launched a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers. The project, according to a notice released by the DMA on Wednesday,...

Denmark tests digital certificates for seafarers on Mumbai Maersk

Denmark tests digital certificates for seafarers on Mumbai Maersk

The Danish Maritime Authority launched a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers, according to a notice released on May 29. The project is being undertaken...

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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...

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