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Seafarers training: MAN Oron Rector seeks collaboration with NIMASA

Acting Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Mkpandiok Ante Mkpandiok has called for collaboration between the institution and the Nigeria Maritime...

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Trump’s new executive order pose challenges to seafarers 

Crew members who are nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen shall be denied entry to US ports unless they hold a valid visa, according to the new...

Trump axes duty-free status for Rwanda's apparel exports

Trump’s new executive order gives headaches to seafarers

Crew members who are nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen shall be denied entry to US ports unless they hold a valid visa, according to the new...

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ITF criticises move to cut seafarers’ wages 

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has condemned a proposal by a coalition of Ukrainian trade unions to reduce minimum wages of the...

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Seafarers stranded in cold weather for three months off UK 

Seafarers on board the chemical tanker, Sea Emperor that was held at Fawley Port, the UK, were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for...

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Seafarers face ‘serious welfare and safety’ issues from Trump immigration order

Seafarer union Nautilus International is warning of “serious welfare and safety” issues arising from US President Donald Trump’s immigration order. The...

UK to defend industry against cheap foreign seafarers

UK to defend industry against cheap foreign seafarers

The Government is preparing to defend the UK’s declining maritime industry against the rise of cheap foreign shippers which threaten to price British seafarers out...

Shipowners ask European Commission to revise directive on seafarers

Shipowners ask European Commission to revise directive on seafarers

European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are requesting the European Commission to amend the...

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We need stiffer enforcement of cabotage regulations to save jobs for local seafarers—Nwokolo

UgoNwokolo is the Managing Director/CEO of Oarsmann Maritime Services, a registered manning and crewing agency that supplies seafarers to vessels and shipping lines. In...

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Six seafarers kidnapped from Vietnamese bulker in southern Philippines 

Six seafarers have been kidnapped from a Vietnamese bulker sailing in the southern Philippines. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) said in an alert that the...

Seafarers’ charity director mourned after tragic death

The funeral of the national director of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) in South Africa was held on 7th November at Holy Trinity Church in Durban. Terry Whitfield was...

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How foreign vessels manipulate local seafarers out of job

  Foreign vessels operating in Nigerian cabotage areas are taking advantage of lapses in cabotage trade enforcement and naivety of regulators to manipulate crewing...