Russia’s military troops had seized the crew members of a Liberian-flagged vessel dubbed SMARTA on the territory of Mariupol Commercial Sea Port.
Six weeks, forty-seven days into the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the intensity of the conflict shows no chance of de-escalation. Seafarers remain in the firing line.
International maritime employers and unions are urging governments to significantly increase efforts to ensure safe and secure passage for vessels following reports of mines drifting in the Black Sea.
The IMO will hold an Extraordinary Session of its Council to address the impacts on shipping and seafarers of the situation in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
All sponsors and participants of this exciting challenge event will support the Mission’s Emerging Port Strategy 2022-26, a five-year plan to develop existing operations in Asia specifically, but also globally.
The International Chamber of Shipping has called on governments around the world to ensure access to medical care for seafarers, after it emerged that crews continue to be refused urgent treatment at ports during the pandemic.
IMO) and ILO have issued a joint statement calling for port and coastal States to prioritize seafarers for COVID-19 vaccination; and to designate seafarers as key workers, recognizing seafarers’ valuable contribution to world trade.
Sometimes due to unfortunate events at sea, seafarers have no option but to turn to full fledged authorities dedicated towards the welfare of seafarers. Learn about ten such important organizations seafarers can seek help from.
Seafarers have been dabbling in a variety of superstitions since the start of shipping. Mentioned herein are seven of the most common superstitions that exists in the marine world.