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Philippines opens ‘Green Lane’ for seafarers, crew change

Philippines opens ‘Green Lane’ for seafarers, crew change

  The world’s largest supplier of crew to the international shipping industry – the Philippines – has opened a “Green Lane” for seafarers to allow for...

SHIPS & PORTS DIALOGUE: Stakeholders seek compensation, safe repatriation of seafarers 

SHIPS & PORTS DIALOGUE: Stakeholders seek compensation, safe repatriation of seafarers 

    Maritime industry stakeholders including shipowners and master mariners on Thursday have lauded seafarers for their invaluable contributions in sustaining...

Union seeks palliative for seafarers

  As the world marks the International Day of the Seafarer today, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration...

15 Filipino seafarers repatriated on humanitarian grounds

15 Filipino seafarers repatriated on humanitarian grounds

  15 Filipino crew members onboard the Hong Kong-flagged vessel PTI Sextans arrested in Panama are being repatriated on humanitarian grounds despite Covid-19...

Pope Francis pays tribute to seafarers stuck at sea

Pope Francis pays tribute to seafarers stuck at sea

  Pope Francis on Wednesday paid tribute to hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on ships due to the coronavirus pandemic, a situation the United Nations has...

COVID-19: Singapore implements first full crew change 

Enough is enough: ITF asks seafarers to stop work over delayed crew change

  The International Maritime Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has taken the unprecedented move of telling the world’s seafarers to stop working if their...

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

  Seafarers are going to start enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home with assistance from unions, the International Transport...

UN urges action against $50bn illegal funds from Africa

UN scribe seeks key worker designation for seafarers

  Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, called on all countries on Friday to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers,...

COVID-19: MtS launches campaign to support seafarers 

  The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) has launched a new flagship campaign to address the severe welfare issues facing seafarers worldwide in the wake of the ongoing...

NIMASA workers jubilate over Bashir Jamoh’s appointment 

Dockworkers, seafarers are essential workers — NIMASA 

    The Federal Government through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has designated seafarers and dockworkers as essential...

Abductors free eight seafarers kidnapped in Cotonou 

Abductors free eight seafarers kidnapped in Cotonou 

  The eight crew members of Tommi Ritscher containership, who were kidnapped by a group of pirates on April 19, 2020 while the vessel was within the Cotonou...

Bashir Jamoh replaces Dakuku as NIMASA DG

Dockworkers, seafarers are essential workers — NIMASA 

  The Federal Government through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has designated seafarers and dockworkers as essential workers who...