On 12 August, the International Transport Workers’ Federation-affiliated Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine helped 6 Ukrainian seafarers return home after they were duped by a notorious fake manning agent.
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Within an interval of seven days, two incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred while they were berthed/anchored in Batangas, Philippines.
Gas Agility has arrived in Rotterdam’s anchorage. But for the moment, the vessel has not yet notified the Harbour Master of an upcoming call. According to its owner MOL, the 135.5-metre-long ship ranks as ‘the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel’.
To aid seafarers with “speedy and safe travel, MARINA has now conveyed a set of country guidelines to be followed for the establishment of a ‘green lane’ in an effort by the Philippines’.
An engine room explosion on the Blue Horizon ferry has reportedly injured 4 crew members who have now been taken to the hospital for medical care.
ISWAN welcomes the release of three Iranian hostages by Somali pirates after nearly five and half years in captivity.
Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the COVID-19 induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain.
Ministry of Shipping has facilitated more than 1,00,000 crew change on Indian ports and through charter flights. It is the highest number of crew changes in the world.
Awarded on 24th August 2020, Silversea’s ultra-luxury Silver Spirit has become the first ultra-luxury cruise ship to sail with a CIP-M from DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society.