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Friday, July 5, 2024
File photo shows a seafarer standing on the deck of a ship
Shipping

Gard Report Sheds Light on Seafarer Health and Safety Trends

Marine insurer Gard has published a new report analyzing five years of data from over 20,000 cases, shedding light on critical trends in seafarer injuries and

July 5, 2024
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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Shipping Industry Marks ‘Day of the Seafarer’ Facing Unprecedented Challenges
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Shipping Industry Marks ‘Day of the Seafarer’ Facing Unprecedented Challenges

On today’s International Day of the Seafarer, tributes are pouring in for the critical role of seafarers in global trade amid unprecedented challenges faced

June 25, 2024
Total Views: 747

Monday, May 6, 2024
Middle East Marine LLC tug vessel
Shipping

ITF Accuses Dubai Company of Abandoning Over 100 Seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has accused Dubai-based Middle East Marine LLC of systematic abuse and neglect of over 100 seafarers,

May 6, 2024
Total Views: 1166

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Seafarers ‘Happier’ to Start 2024
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Seafarers ‘Happier’ to Start 2024

The latest Seafarer Happiness Index (SHI) report by the Mission to Seafarers shows an increase in overall happiness among seafarers, attributed to better

April 30, 2024
Total Views: 492

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Ukrainian coast guard patrols the "grain corridor" in the Black Sea. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Shipping

Ukrainian Seafarers’ Mental Health Suffers Amid War Back Home

Charitable organization Stella Maris is issuing a warning regarding the escalating levels of loneliness and depression among Ukrainian seafarers as the war in

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 852

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
oil tanker crew member
Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping Launches Effort to Combat Harassment and Bullying in Maritime

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing over 80% of the world’s shipowners and operators, has launched a set of industry principles in

February 21, 2024
Total Views: 1082

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Survey Reveals Alarming Decline in Global Seafarer Happiness

A recent survey of seafarers reveals a worrying decline in their happiness, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of decreasing satisfaction among seafarers

January 30, 2024
Total Views: 2041

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
ship's bridge
Shipping

‘Unacceptable’ Rise in Seafarer Abandonments in 2023, Says ITF

A recent report by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) showed an alarming 11% rise in the number of crew abandonment cases in 2023 compared to

January 23, 2024
Total Views: 6236

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Four-Year Agreement Increases Wages and Workplace Protections for 250,000 Seafarers

Seafarers’ unions and maritime employers have signed a four-year agreement that includes significant wage increases and workplace protections for over

September 26, 2023
Total Views: 1762

Monday, August 7, 2023
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Seas of Discontent: Seafarer ‘Happiness’ Continues to Decline

There was a notable decline in the “happiness” of the world’s seafarers in the second quarter as working and living conditions continue to lag below

August 7, 2023
Total Views: 1834

Monday, July 24, 2023
UK and France Move to Protect the Rights and Welfare of Seafarers
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UK and France Move to Protect the Rights and Welfare of Seafarers

The UK government has launched a new seafarers’ charter to help guarantee fair wages, proper rest periods, and suitable training for thousands of

July 24, 2023
Total Views: 1691

Friday, July 21, 2023
smoke pollution coming from a container ship
Shipping

Seafarers Recognized for Having Key Role in Shipping’s GHG Reduction Strategy

Seafarers’ unions have secured commitments to a “Just Transition” for maritime workers as part of the International Maritime

July 21, 2023
Total Views: 1028

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Canadian flag on the stern of a ship
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Canada Opens Canadian Ships to More International Seafarers

Canada has signed agreements with Georgia, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom to allow their certified seafarers to work onboard Canadian vessels, part of

June 28, 2023
Total Views: 3418

Monday, June 26, 2023
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Philippines’ Seafarer Workforce Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Manolo Serapio Jr. (Bloomberg) — The Philippines, one of the world’s top suppliers of maritime labor, expects its seafarer deployment recovering to

June 26, 2023
Total Views: 1381

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
ship navigation bridge
Shipping

Ship Officer Shortage Worsening, Drewry Says

The global shipping industry’s severe shortage of ship officers has reached its worst on record and shows signs of abating, according to Drewry’s

June 7, 2023
Total Views: 6939

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Warship raising the Canadian Flag
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Great Lakes Labor: Filipino Mariners Can Now Sail On Canadian Merchant Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a move to tackle an acute mariner shortage accentuated by the rapid retirement of boomers, Canada has signed an unprecedented

May 13, 2023
Total Views: 6469

Thursday, May 4, 2023
oil tanker crew member
Shipping

Seafarer ‘Happiness’ Declines, Shipping Industry Urged to Prioritize Wellbeing

The first quarter of 2023 saw a decline in seafarers’ happiness levels, as reported by the latest Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI) published by The

May 4, 2023
Total Views: 5265

Friday, March 31, 2023
EU Will Continue to Recognize Filipino Seafarer Training and Certification
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EU Will Continue to Recognize Filipino Seafarer Training and Certification

European Commission decision reinforces the crucial role Filipino seafarers play in global shipping and trade. The European Commission announced today that it

March 31, 2023
Total Views: 1657

Friday, March 24, 2023
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

New Law Bolsters Pay Protections for Seafarers in UK Waters

In a major victory for thousands of seafarers who regularly traverse UK waters, the UK government has passed the Seafarers’ Wages Act, significantly

March 24, 2023
Total Views: 1882

Monday, August 1, 2022
seafarer on deck with a mask
Shipping

Rising Optimism Lifts Seafarers’ Happiness Levels

Seafarer happiness levels are recovering after reaching a record low last quarter as optimism returns, according to the Seafarers Happiness Index report

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 995
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