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Image Credit: Maritime Executive Repost: Further reflecting the progress that has been made in reducing the danger of piracy off the east coast of Africa and into the Indian Ocean, the shipping industry plans to formally end the “High Risk Area,” designation as of the first of the year. While a level of risk remains, they highlight that there have ...

Image Credit: Seatrade Maritime News Repost: Seafarers stuck aboard a cargo ship at the Port of Dakar’s anchorage without sidelights or electricity are in grave danger. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has drawn attention to the plight of the crew of Onda, a ship declared abandoned in December 2021 which has been at Dakar for over five months. Four ...

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 ...

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 ...

Image Credits: Seatrade Maritime Repost: Ahead of the debut Global Maritime Club Summit, Seatrade Maritime News spoke to panellists for their views on how the industry can improve and standardise conditions for seafarers and prepare for the industry of the future. John McDonald, Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer, ABS said that the maritime industry needs to recognise the huge ...

Vessels were reportedly advised to turn off their tracking devices for security reasons Ever since the conflict started, the people supporting the backbone of trade are collateral damage. It is fair to say seafarers are counting their days as they approach Ukrainian ports – experiencing the unspeakable anxiety onboard. Seafarer rescue efforts The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reported just ...

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index data revealed morale and mood onboard hit an all-time low Its findings for Q1 2022 saw rising tides of issues amongst crew onboard against the backdrop of the Russian-Ukraine conflict. Strained relationships between crew of both nationalities were worrying. Estrangement compromising safety The index showed the overall happiness average plunged to 5.85 from 6.41 compared ...

The United States’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans for the development of a new technology that reports iceberg locations Named after the ill-fated passenger ship Titanic, the DHS’ Project Titanic is developed by the agency’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The ultimate goal is to help the US Coast Guard improve maritime safety and navigation in the North ...

The international trade association for ship and crew managers, InterManager, has advocated for the safety of seafarers during lifeboat drills According to InterManager, the loss of lives of seafarers during drills could have been prevented. Citing a legislative change made in 2009, the SOLAS regulation III/19.3.3.3 states that while lifeboats had to undergo an abandon ship drill every three months, ...

India’s Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has announced the government’s plans in strengthening the country’s coastal defence and surveillance Part of India’s big plan to grow their economy is through enhancing the country’s blue economy. Simply put, blue economy is the term for gaining economic growth and jobs through ocean resources. In a bid to achieve their goal, India has taken ...