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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.

ICS launches industry guide to combat bullying and harassment

Initiative comes as ILO and IMO meet this month, and after ILO study finding nearly one in five workers across all sectors are victims of bullying and harassment

International Chamber of Shipping People

Maritime groups unite to demand release of Galaxy Leader hostages

Shipping associations including BIMCO, ICS and the World Shipping Council are calling for an immediate release of the Galaxy Leader crew, who has been kept hostage since November 19

Red Sea Risk Crewing

Dark fleet tanker laden with Russian crude hit in latest Houthi strike

The description and location of a Panama-flagged tanker attacked in the Red Sea on Friday fit those of the dark fleet tanker Pollux, which Vortexa data shows is heading to India with 680,000 barrels of Russian crude oil. The ship took minor damage and the crew are safe

Red Sea Risk Tankers and Gas

IMO to tackle growing problem of fraudulent seafarer certificates

The IMO looks to tackle the ‘serious problem’ of fraudulent seafarer certificates by creating a digital system to verify documents

IMO Regulation

Seafarer abandonment cases up 10% to reach record in 2023

Nearly 1,700 seafarers abandoned in 132 cases reported to the International Labour Organization last year

Crewing Regulation

Seized tanker crew ‘well treated’ by Iranians, says released cadet

The 19-year-old speaks of crew’s shock at vessel’s seizure at gunpoint — and his surprise at quick release

Red Sea Risk Tankers and Gas

Shipping will overcome this Red Sea crisis

Until the full extent of the Houthi threat is known, we can only hope the tensions will ease and thank the brave sailors who continue to make trade possible

Lloyd List - The View Containers

Containership fire claims lives of two seafarers in Houston

Cause of fatal early morning blaze, which was extinguished by local fire services, is under investigation

Casualty Containers

Essberger plans future fleet in centenary year

Dr Eberhart von Rantzau, joint managing partner at family-owned shipowner John T Essberger, says the company is studying a fleet replacement programme for at least 10 chemical tanker newbuildings as the business prepares to celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2024

Tankers and Gas Shipbuilding

Nine seafarers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

Nine crew were kidnapped from a chemical and oil tanker off Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on January 1

Tankers and Gas Piracy and Security

Galaxy Leader crew yet to be released despite reports

Galaxy Leader’s registered owner said it is still trying to secure the crew’s release despite earlier reports it was ‘imminent’

Middle East and Africa Yemen

Shipping will ‘get there by 2050’, industry heavyweights tell Lloyd’s List Outlook Forum

World is living through most dangerous times since Cuban Missile Crisis, claims Citi’s Parker, with political tension keeping Cargill’s Abdalla up at night

Sustainability Crewing