Lack of Automation Rules a Major Challenge

Wasaline ferry

Wasaline's Managing Director speaks on the concept of the automated ship.

ITF Claims Crew Neglected aboard Ship at BHP Terminal

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) claims that crew members aboard a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland are being neglected and underpaid

A seafarer reportedly contacted ITF to complain about conditions aboard bulk carrier Villa Deste.

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ITF Calls on BHP to Reverse Decision on Australian Crew

ITF opposes the BHP's decision to remove Australian crew from two vessels.

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MUA: BHP, BlueScope to Remove Two Australian-Manned Ships

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MUA: Nearly 80 Australian seafarers will likely be laid off by BHP and BlueScope Steel.

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MAIB: Vessel's Weak Safety Culture Led to Fatal Accident

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Weak safety culture aboard the cargo ship, SMN Explorer, led to a fatal accident in February 2018, MAIB noted.

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Maritime Industry Eyes Blockchain for Seafarer Certification

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Maritime Blockchain Labs formed a consortium that will pilot a blockchain-based seafarer certification system.

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700 Jobs Safe as Norway Says No to Color Line Reflagging

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Norway ruled against reflagging of Color Line vessels, thereby securing jobs for 700 Norwegian seafarers.

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Deal Reached on Higher Seafarer Wages

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Seafarers across the globe can look forward to higher wages.

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Denmark Adds Offshore Shipping to International Register

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Denmark's new regulation on tax free net wages for seafarers to include offshore vessels.

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Seafarer Dies after Being Struck by Container in Dublin

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A seafarer died after a container struck him at Southbank Quay, Ringsend, Dublin, on November 14.

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Asia Steps Up the Fight for Fair Treatment of Seafarers

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Asia’s leading seafaring nations have greed Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

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Three Mariners Die in Ship's Cargo Hold off Japan

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Three crew members of the Panama-flagged general cargo vessel Apollo Kita died.

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North P&I Club, ISWAN Launch New Helpline for Crew

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A new ‘Mind Matters’ campaign, which includes a confidential helpline for crew, has been launched.

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Over a Quarter of Sailors Seeking Help Affected by Piracy

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Sailors’ Society: More than a quarter of seafarers seeking crisis response are affected by piracy.

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Seafarers' Jobs Not Threatened by Autonomous Ships

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There will be no shortage of jobs for seafarers, as a result of the introduction of autonomous ships.

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USCG Rescues 10 Crew from Disabled Cargo Ship

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USCG rescues 10 crewmembers stranded on Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship, Alta.

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21 Filipino Sailors Stranded in India

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21 Filipino crew members of MV Evangelia M have been left stranded in Kakinada Port, India.

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Detained Livestock Carrier Released after Crew Got Paid

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AMSA: Livestock carrier MV Maysora has been released from detention.

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No Deal Brexit Could Limit UK Seafarers' Opportunities

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UK: A no-deal exit from the European Union could limit the opportunities for UK seafarers.

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MV Royal Arsenal's Crew Still Detained in Iraq One Year On

MV Royal Arsenal bulker

MV Royal Arsenal's crew still detained at Umm Qasr, Iraq, one year after collision with Al Misbar.

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Ordeal of 57 Abandoned Ukrainian Seafarers Finally Over

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MTWTU: 57 Ukrainian seafarers return home after being left high and dry at sea.

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17 Seafarers Left in Limbo on Kish Island, Iran

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17 seafarers left high and dry on Kish Island, Iran.

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