Human Element

  • ITF renews support for MPHRP

    ITF renews support for MPHRP. ITF Seafarers’ Trust renews support for a humanitarian response to seafarers subjected to maritime piracy The Seafarers’ Trust provided core funding for the Maritime Piracy […]

  • Med coastguards brace for migrants

    IMO warns shipping could face 10 times as many migrants as 2014. Med coastguards brace for migrant wave Stephen Spark Europe is facing the prospect of huge increase in migrants […]

  • Asphalt Venture crew receive help

    MPHRP assist with support for former hostages.  Indian Asphalt Venture Crew Assisted with Humanitarian Support in Mumbai The 7 Indian crew of Asphalt Venture were invited to Mumbai by Maritime […]

  • Somali pirates release hostages

    Ransom of $150,000 allegedly paid. Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 4 years NAIROBI: Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been released, […]

  • UNHCR: Continue sea rescues but safeguard crew

    Safety of seafarers an equal priority. UNHCR: Continue sea rescues but safeguard crew Girija Shettar The UN’s refugee agency has told IHS Maritime that it supports continued sea rescues but […]

  • Kalamos crew freed

    Three seafarers kidnapped from a Greek VLCC off West Africa earlier this month have been released. Kalamos crew freed Aeolos Management said the men had been held since 3 February […]

  • Italians rescue more than 2,000 migrants

    Rescuers threatened with AK-47s. Italians rescue more than 2,000 Mediterranean migrants The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 2,000 migrants in a major operation off the Libyan coast, officials say. […]

  • 38 illegal migrants feared dead

    Suspected traffickers also rescued.  38 illegal migrants feared dead as trawler capsizes Tarek Mahmud, Chittagong At least 38 people are feared dead after an overcrowded fishing trawler, carrying Malaysia-bound illegal […]

  • Inside the British battle to wipe out Somali pirates

    Prosecutions having an effect? Inside the British battle to wipe out the scourge of Somali pirates By DUNCAN GARDHAM Sailors navigating the coast of East Africa no longer have to fear […]

  • Sinking kills 300 migrants

    More refugees dead at sea. Mediterranean sinking kills 300 migrants bound for Europe At least 300 migrants are feared dead after the boats carrying them from the North African coast […]