Tag: Seafarers

  • Burmese Seafarers’ Future

    As Myanmar increasingly opens up to the outside world an inevitable increase in living standards and by extension wages has some shipmanagers on edge. What future for Burmese seafarers? As […]

  • Security for Sailors

    The Indian Government is drafting a policy aimed at providing better security to Indian sailors and other seafarers in the wake of several incidents of hijacking of ships by pirates […]

  • Seafarers Lives at Risk

    In a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the General Secretary of Nautilus International has expressed concern that seafarers might pay with their lives if governments outlaw the payment […]

  • Stop Now

    According to ICS Chairman Spyros M Polemis, “The world community cannot tolerate the abuse and the killing of seafarers.” He spoke to seafarers and maritime industry professionals in India recently, […]

  • Human Touch

    A program to help seafarers and families cope with the physical and mental trauma caused by torture and abuse at the hands of pirates has been launched. Pirates are routinely […]

  • Human Response

    An industry response to the human cost of piracy will be launched on World Maritime Day, 29th September. “Maritime Piracy: a Humanitarian Response” is a cross industry programme designed to […]

  • Rough Guide

    The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) has warned that the seas of the Maldives will be rough with heavy showers and strong winds predicted, and has warned seafarers to be […]

  • Perfect Storm

    Things have been relatively quiet on the pirate front of late. The monsoon has kept all but the most desperate pirates at bay, and notwithstanding the odd flurry of activity […]

  • Swell Idea

    Fast thinking by the master of a Mitsui OSK Lines car carrier has helped the ship escape from pirates close to Tanzania.  Pirates fired rocket propelled grenades at the 5,232-vehicle […]

  • Seafarer Protest

    Thousands of seafarers will take part in a protest marches in eight cities across India on Wednesday to condemn the hijackings and hostage taking by Somali pirates. The protests will be held […]