A statement issued by the Indian Consulate in Dubai revealed that an Indian sailor hanged himself on board an oil tanker travelling on international waters. The body of the seafarer was brought to the shore after UAE authorities granted permission.
With limited time in hand and plenty of things to do, seafarers need to make the best of their shore leave time. Find out how to plan and have a great shore-leave.
Human Rights at Sea was contacted in desperation by a seafarer and Indian national 34-year-old Vikas Mishra from Jaunpur who had previously suffered 35 months and 13 days onboard the UAE flagged MV Tamim Aldar owned by Eliteway Marine Services Ltd without pay and seeing his family in what has been a widely and internationally reported matter.
Proper rest and sleep, however, are not merely matters of personal comfort; they are vital to physical and mental well-being of seafarer. Furthermore, those without proper sleep are likely to make more mistakes and suffer from more accidents.
Maritime safety is a an important topic which if often neglected in the industry. An infographic by waterfiltermen provide some important facts and figures on safety at sea.
The IMO is calling on everyone in the maritime world and beyond to get on board with this year’s theme of gender equality and declare their support.
Over the years, the US Visa has become an essential part of a seafarer’s portfolio. Many seafarers find applying for US visa a troublesome process; owing to the strict procedure of applying and getting interviewed. Here’s is a guide to help you sail smoothly through the US visa application process.
As a variety of maritime accidents can take place at the sea, seafarers play an important role collecting evidence which would help to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
There is no room for mistakes in a profession on board ships. A professional error can either end your career or it can end you. Herein are mentioned ten professional mistakes that a mariner should never commit while working on ships.