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ITF launches $1.23m fund to support seafarers impacted by Covid-19

ITF launches $1.23m fund to support seafarers impacted by Covid-19

  A UK-based charity the ITF Seafarers’ Trust (ITFST) is launching a USD1.23 million emergency fund to address the impact of the global pandemic on seafarers and...

Cocaine smuggled to New Zealand on ship’s hull

5 seafarers on Maersk ship test positive for COVID-19 

  Five crew members on board a Maersk containership have tested positive for COVID-19 in China.  Maersk said seven crew members on board Gjertrud Maersk were...

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

UK shipping bodies call for government support of seafarers

  UK seafarers’ unions and shipowners’ body the UK Chamber of Shipping have issued a joint statement calling on the government to protect the interests of a...

Pirates kidnap 20 Indians, spare Nigerian seafarer off Togo

Pirates defy coronavirus; kidnap 7 seafarers from MSC ship off Gabon 

  Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea appear not to be deterred by the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic as they stormed a Portuguese-flagged containership named...

Pirates defy coronavirus; kidnap 7 seafarers from MSC ship off Gabon 

Pirates defy coronavirus; kidnap 7 seafarers from MSC ship off Gabon 

  Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea appear not to be deterred by the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic as they stormed a Portuguese-flagged containership named...

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

ITF slams flag states for failure to protect seafarers

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticized flag states for failing to protect seafarers’ and passengers’ health during the...

Sarumi heads Mission to Seafarers committee 

Sarumi heads Mission to Seafarers committee 

  The Mission to Seafarers has inaugurated a new management committee to oversee the wellbeing of seafarers in Nigeria with former Managing Director, Nigerian Ports...

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

  As many as 16,076 crew and passengers onboard ships from China or having travel history to affected countries have not been allowed to disembark at Indian ports,...

Movie exposes port theft, corruption faced by seafarers 

Movie exposes port theft, corruption faced by seafarers 

  A video by Cardiff University and with funding support from Lloyd’s Register Foundation based on interviews with seafarers tells of demands for cash and...

Asia records 57 piracy incidents in eight months 

10 seafarers kidnapped from tanker off Cotonou

  No fewer than 10 crew members have been kidnapped from a crude oil tanker off Cotonou, Benin, according to Dryad Global. The incident occurred some 76 nautical...

CMA CGM extends bunker surcharge after August

6 seafarers fall sick in coronavirus scare on CMA CGM ship

  Six seafarers have fallen ill on board a CMA CGM containership after calling in China sparking fears that coronavirus could be to blame. The seafarers are crew...

Coronavirus: Seafarers face screening in China, Singapore

Coronavirus: Seafarers face screening in China, Singapore

Seafarers calling at Chinese ports are advised to wear masks and take precautionary measures to avoid getting infected with a new coronavirus and prevent its potential...