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Crew Welfare

Keep informed with the latest news, comment and analysis on the issues surrounding the safety and security of seafarers globally, highlighting the plight of the essential workers that keep shipping moving.

Eight of Dali’s crew to fly home after lawyers strike deal

After nearly three months on board, eight members of the Dali’s crew will be allowed home, providing they show up for depositions at a later date

Containers Casualty

Second ship believed sunk by Yemen’s Houthis in Red Sea attacks

Tutor became the second merchant ship to be sunk by the Houthis in the Red Sea

Red Sea Risk Casualty

Two vessels abandoned in Red Sea after Houthi attacks

Two vessels attacked by Iran-backed rebel group the Houthis late last week have been abandoned by crew and continue to take on water

Red Sea Risk Casualty

Seafarer ‘severely’ injured in Houthi missile attack on Palau-flagged Verbena

A seafarer was severely injured after the Houthis hit a Palau-flagged general cargoship with two anti-ship cruise missiles in the Gulf of Aden. The incident comes a day after the militants killed a seafarer on a Greece-owned bulker

Red Sea Risk Casualty

Cowboy colleges in the Philippines exploiting would-be seafarers

Private maritime colleges in the Philippines promising students a pathway to a career at sea often lead to a dead end, says IMEC chief

Containers Crewing

We gave the seafarers internet, and now they can’t get off it

Employers complain about seafarers not getting enough rest, not socialising on board and facing an added hardship from greater awareness of daily troubles at home

Digitalisation Sustainability

Seafarer dies after 30 ft fall

An investigation by the ship’s operator and flag state is underway and efforts are being made to repatriate the seafarer to his family

Casualty Safety

Basilisk crew freed after pirate boarding

A EU Navy Forces helicopter and frigate secured the vessel and its crew after the unauthorised boarding yesterday

Risk and Compliance Piracy and Security

MPV boarded off Somalia in suspected hijacking

The Liberia-flagged Basilisk was en route to Abu Dhabi from Rotterdam and came under attack just over 400 nautical miles off the Somalian coast

Containers Piracy and Security

‘Going green and getting real’: Greek shipping minister looks to strike a balance

Shipping minister Christos Stylianides has been in office less than a year but is well qualified to make progress on some of the industry’s toughest challenges

Special Report Political and Trade

Three still missing after cargoship sinks off Romania

Eight of the 11 crew were rescued by Romanian authorities and commercial vessels, but three Syrian seafarers are still missing after Mohammed- Z and Michel collided off Constanta

Casualty Safety

ITF designates Gabon and Eswatini flags of convenience

‘Maersk’s of this world’ don’t abandon seafarers themselves but are ‘complicit’ by using open registries, Crumlin charges

Sanctions Political Risk and Trade