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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
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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: 1995

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: 6194

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: 1750

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
Shipping

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: 1667

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: 1027

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Canadian flag on the stern of a ship
Shipping

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: 3328

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: 1375

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: 6871

Saturday, May 13, 2023
Warship raising the Canadian Flag
Maritime News

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: 6420

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: 5259

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

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: 1640

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: 1877

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

Sunday, July 31, 2022
seafarer survey
Press Releases

World Maritime University 2022 Seafarer Survey

The IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden is calling all Seafarers who are currently working on any commercial ship, or have worked on such

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 1643

Monday, May 30, 2022
a seafarers enters an enclosed space on board a ship
Accidents

InterManager Calls Out Shipping Industry for Under-Reporting Enclosed Space Deaths

Industry trade group InterManager is calling out the shipping industry for its “inadequate” reporting of serious and fatal accidents following the

May 30, 2022
Total Views: 1786

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Some Stranded Seafarers Escape Ukraine As Russia Continues Port Bombardment
Press Releases

Some Stranded Seafarers Escape Ukraine As Russia Continues Port Bombardment

By Emma Farge (Reuters) – Some of the estimated 1,000 seafarers trapped in Ukraine have escaped, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and

April 14, 2022
Total Views: 1801

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Seafarers Feel Unsafe Entering Russian Ports
News

Seafarers Feel Unsafe Entering Russian Ports

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week the Financial Times (FT) reported that, according to estimates, 55 to 60 percent of Ukraine’s 80,000 seafarers are

March 16, 2022
Total Views: 9756

Friday, March 11, 2022
A silhouette of a ship underway in the distance at dusk
Shipping

War in Ukraine Puts Shipping’s Recovery in Jeopardy

By K. Oanh Ha, Ann Koh, Devika Krishna Kumar and Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) — Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has the shipping industry bracing

March 11, 2022
Total Views: 1087

Monday, March 7, 2022
As Ukraine Evacuates Trapped Seafarers, Foreign Mariners Count Cost of War
Shipping

As Ukraine Evacuates Trapped Seafarers, Foreign Mariners Count Cost of War

By Jonathan Saul and Ruma Paul LONDON/DHAKA, March 7 (Reuters) – Bangladeshi seafarer Asiful Islam recalls the moment when a missile struck his cargo

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 2135
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