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Image Credit: Maritime Executive Repost: Indonesia crew members working on a small cargo ship stranded onboard for nearly six months have taken to painting messages on the hull of their vessel in hopes of gaining support and the attention of local aid organizations in Taiwan. It is the latest story of crew abandonment by a marginal ship owner leaving crews ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: The latest Seafarer Happiness Index showed an increase in Q2 2022, recovering from the all-time low of Q1 2022. Happiness rose across all categories, leading to an overall increase to 7.2/10 from 5.85 in Q1. Much of the lift in the latest report seems to stem from the easing of constraints on seafarers related ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: Australia has banned the aframax tanker AG Neptune for six months for failure to fully pay crew wages and other Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) violations. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) had detained the vessel after it was inspected on 17 June in the Port of Gladstone following a complaint on underpayment of seafarers ...

Image Credit: Splash247 Repost: The right of crew to access the internet while at sea should bring additional benefits for mental health and welfare, but the threats to cyber security must also be considered, writes Nicolas Furgé from Marlink. Seafarers have won the right to mandatory internet access while at sea, under an update to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 ...

Image Credits: Safety4sea Repost: A new animation video by Seafarers’ International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University, aims to highlight the consequences of poor accommodation for seafarers and for the recruitment and retention of high quality personnel in the cargo sector. Through the story of Freddie the engine cadet’s first experience of a vessel, this animation brings SIRC findings on the design of ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: The UK Government released its Wellbeing at Sea Tool alongside a report into seafarer suicide and mental health. The report Suicide and Seafarers is the result of 20 interviews carried by Ipsos on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Department for Transport (Dft) in March and April 2022 with shipping company ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) and the Ukraine Charity Co-ordination Group have launched a survey on what more needs to be done for seafarer impacted by war in Ukraine. SIRF has raised over $400,000 since March this year with an appeal to support seafarers and their families. SIRF has delivered aid in the form ...

Image Credits: Safety4sea Repost: The six remaining Indian crew onboard the Indian flagged vessel the MV Sai Arambh have been reportedly abandoned since 18 October 2019 in the Port of Colombo, totalling over 32 months with limited support, says HRAS. The organization notes that the conditions have resulted in deteriorating crew health, safety, and welfare conditions onboard, including limited access ...

Repost: The latest Indicator shows that the number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond the expiry of their contract has decreased slightly to 4.2% from 4.3% in the last month, while the number of seafarers onboard vessels for over 11 months has remained stable at 0.3%. For the eighth consecutive month, we observe little change in the numbers reported, as we ...

Image Credits: Splash 247 Repost: Twenty-six crewmembers remain unaccounted for from an offshore wind installation vessel that snapped in two and sank after being caught near the centre of a typhoon in the South China Sea on Saturday. The vessel, Fujing 001, with a crew of 30 on board, was hit by Typhoon Chaba offshore Yangjiang city in Guangdong province, about ...