GRACE Hopper once said, “A ship in port is safe but that is not what ships are built for.” It means a ship must constantly navigate through the sea to meet the purpose she was built for. The ship is built to move a large amount of goods across the globe, and findings have emerged that without shipping the world would not have been as connected as it is currently.Read More
THE International Labour Organisation, ILO, has called for urgent and coordinated action to release the 150,000 to 200,000 seafarers trapped on board ships around the world at the backdrop of measures applied by countries to contain the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
By Victor Young Over 200,000 seafarers are trapped aboard ships across the world due to measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said. ILO, therefore, called for urgent and coordinated action to release the seafarers. This is coming more than a month after the world labour body issued warnings about
Two new pirate attacks that resulted in the kidnapping of seafarers have been reported in the Gulf of Guinea. It appears that both incidents could be related.Read More
FOLLOWING long stay onboard vessels occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic seafarers have turned on themselves.
Deputy President General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Comrade Douglas Eromoboh, raised an alarm that two seafarers stabbed themselves onboard a vessel and that all over the oil platforms and rigs, seafarers are now attacking their captains because they want to go home.
Seafarers working on international ships face threats of maritime piracy and heightened security risks.Read More
THE Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association, NMNOWTSSA, has denied reports linking piracy attacks on the nation’s waterways to seafarers.Read More
Following frequent collapse of indigenous shipping companies in the country, seafarers under the aegis of Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association, NMNOWTSSA, have called on Nigeria ship owners to embrace joint venture operation for sustainability.Read More
FOLLOWING improved implementation of the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act 2003, otherwise known as Cabotage, by Nigerian Maritime Safety and Administration Agency, NIMASA, the engagement of seafarers by vessels trading along the nation’s coastal waters rose by 10.6 percent in 2018.Read More
SEAFARERS’ charity Stella Maris-Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched a new version of its global port chaplains’ directory which helps seafarers get access to pastoral, practical and emotional support wherever they are in the world.Read More