Monday, October 18, 2021
seafarer
News

Music, Beer, Wi-Fi At Sea: Managing Morale For Sailors Stuck At Anchor

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) Plenty of things might keep container-ship captain Markus Grote up at night while sailing across the ocean, but lately there’s another kind of sinking feeling that...

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 2164

Thursday, September 30, 2021
seafarer on deck
Shipping

It’s Time to Stop Taking Shipping and Seafarers for Granted

Today, and every September 30th, is World Maritime Day, a United Nation’s day of observance to recognize the maritime industry’s contribution to the global economy. You probably don’t care, but...

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 2648

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Second Officer OSC Ship
Maritime News

The Pool Of Ship Officers Is Running Dry

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, raising risks for global...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 13807

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
seafarers
News

Shattered Seafarers Threaten A Global Logistics Shutdown

By Jonathan Saul and Roslan Khasawneh (Reuters) – “I’ve seen grown men cry,” says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn’t set foot on dry land in more than seven months and...

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 9134

Monday, July 19, 2021
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Blog

Shipping Podcast Hosts A Controversial Interview With Captain John Konrad, Founder & CEO Of gCaptain

For over half a decade Lena Gothberg’s Shipping Podcast has been the most downloaded and influential podcast in the maritime industry. Produced in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Shipping Podcast has interviewed...

July 19, 2021
Total Views: 5056

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Frank Coles CEO
Blog

‘I Am Ashamed,’ Says Former Maritime CEO Frank Coles

“I am ashamed to be an executive in the maritime industry!” said Frank Coles in a recent LinkedIn post. This statement was in regard to his recent petition asking Joe...

July 8, 2021
Total Views: 18529

Monday, June 28, 2021
seafarer
Maritime News

Coles Launches Seafarer “Green Channel Travel” Petition

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Frank Coles is turning into a one-man force to be reckoned with. Articles are written by the ex-group CEO at Wallem, and CEO Transas, and President...

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1611

Monday, June 21, 2021
Frank Coles CEO
Shipping

Seafarers Need To Strike, Says Frank Coles

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week maritime influencer Lena Göthberg published the 165th episode of her popular Shipping Podcast, and the content was shocking. Her guest was the former CEO...

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 15946

Monday, June 7, 2021
Shipping

Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said today it helped seafarers recover nearly $45 million in owed wages last year while cases of ship abandonments nearly doubled to a record high....

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 9077

Thursday, June 3, 2021
ship navigation bridge
Shipping

Drewry Sees Ship Officer Shortfall Hitting Decade-High by 2026

Shipping consultancy Drewry says the shipping industry should brace for a shortage of officers to crew the world’s commercial fleet in the coming years, with important implications for both hiring...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 3967

Thursday, April 29, 2021
seafarer
Shipping

Negotiations Over Seafarers’ Minimum Wage Increase Break Down

Negotiations over the global minimum wage for seafarers have broken down after seafarers’ unions and shipowners failed to agree on a figure following two days of discussions at the International...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 8283

Friday, January 15, 2021
Shipping

Frank Coles Resigns as Wallem Group CEO to Focus on Seafarers’ Rights

Hong Kong-based maritime tech company Wallem Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Frank Coles so he can focus his efforts on seafarers’ rights and welfare amid the ongoing...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 3027

Thursday, July 9, 2020
ship crew-change covid19 pandemic
Maritime News

Governments Back Urgent Action to Facilitate Seafarer Crew Changes

A group of governments from twelve countries have come together to pledge urgent action to resolve the crew change crisis that has emerged as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In...

July 9, 2020
Total Views: 55

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
seafarer
Maritime News

Is English the True International Language of the Sea?

In 1988 the IMO made “Seaspeak” the international language of the sea. English is the principle language base of Seaspeak because it was the most common language spoken at sea...

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 873

Monday, November 26, 2018
seafarer
Maritime News

ILO Adopts New Minimum Monthly Wage for Seafarers

A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Union has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly wage for seafarers. The mechanism agreed to is...

November 26, 2018
Total Views: 154

Thursday, November 15, 2018
seafarers
Maritime News

First Ever Manila Statement Issued on Fair Treatment of Seafarers

A meeting was held on 13 November in Manila, between senior government representatives from Asia’s leading maritime nations regarding the treatment of seafarers. Also present at the meeting was a...

November 15, 2018
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
oil tanker crew member
Maritime News

Study: More Than a Quarter of Seafarers Polled Reported Signs of Depression

More than a quarter of seafarers reported showing symptoms of of depression, according to a study of seafarers’ mental health presented this month during a Wellness at Sea conference this...

March 28, 2018
Total Views: 68

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
ship officer
Interesting

Report Sounds Alarm On Future Officer Shortage

Looking into a career at sea? Your help is need now more than ever. That’s according to a new report by BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping, which predicts...

May 17, 2016
Total Views: 65

Monday, April 13, 2015
Maritime News

Majority of Seafarers ‘Content’ With Life at Sea, Survey Shows

The majority of seafarers are content with life at sea, according to preliminary findings of a new survey conducted by the shipping association BIMCO together with the International Chamber of...

April 13, 2015
Total Views: 36

Monday, January 26, 2015
crimea
Maritime News

Marlow Navigation: No Paycheck for Crimean Seafarers

Marlow Navigation, the Cyprus-based crew management firm says “there is presently no possibility to arrange any transfer of funds to seafarers and / or beneficiaries with addresses in Crimea,” according...

January 26, 2015
Total Views: 16