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Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Services: Liberia completes first audit
Friday 18 February 2011
The Liberian Registry has carried out the first SRPS (Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Services) audit for compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006).
DEATH PENALTY: Malaysia Charges Suspected Somali Pirates
Thursday 17 February 2011
A Malaysian court indicted seven Somali men on charges of piracy and attacking Malaysian security forces during a commando raid aimed at freeing a Malaysian-operated tanker they had hijacked in the Gulf of Aden last month.
UN launches new anti-piracy plan calling for greater global naval support
Thursday 03 February 2011
3 February 2011 The United Nations today launched an action plan to combat piracy off the Somali coast, calling for greater support from national navies to fight a global menace that threatens not only international trade but the world bodys delivery of vital food aid to millions of hungry people.
UN News Centre
m/v Beluga Nomination. Seafarer killed in failed pirate rescue
Monday 31 January 2011
AT LEAST one crew member and one pirate were killed in an attempt by naval forces to free the hijacked multipurpose vessel Beluga Nomination in the Indian Ocean.
UK shipping faces devastation
Thursday 27 January 2011
The shipping minister has accused the European Union of unfairly penalising Britain after it started legal action over seafarers pay that the government warned could devastate the countrys shipping industry.
Britain faces EU court action over seafarers' pay discrimination
Thursday 27 January 2011
Britannia will no longer rule the waves, if a European Union warning of court action over discriminatory pay for British and overseas workers on ships is followed through.
Korea Line Files for Bankruptcy
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Korea Line Corp., South Koreas second-largest operator of dry-bulk ships, filed for receivership after a global oversupply of vessels caused rates to tumble to the lowest in almost two years.
Brits plan private navy to fight pirates
Tuesday 05 October 2010
A leading British insurer is reported to be planning the world's first private navy to combat Somali pirates raking in an estimated $150 million a year in ransoms from shipping companies.
IMO environment meeting discusses GHG measures for new ships
Friday 01 October 2010
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)
61st session: 27 September - 1 October, 2010
ITF backs new organisation to promote seafarer rights
Thursday 23 September 2010
London: Today sees the launch of Seafarers Rights International, described as 'a unique and groundbreaking resource dedicated to advancing the legal protection of seafarers worldwide'.
Action to end piracy demanded on World Maritime Day
Thursday 23 September 2010
An action group representing stakeholders from the entire shipping industry, from crews to owners, today presented a petition signed by nearly a million (920,000) people to the IMO and governments worldwide calling for real action to end Somali piracy.
IMO Secretary-General commends launch of seafarers rights centre, piracy petition presented
Thursday 23 September 2010
IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos today (23 September 2010) welcomed the launch of the Seafarers Rights International Centre, an independent forum dedicated to advancing seafarers interests, describing it as an important development on World Maritime Day, the theme of which is 2010: Year of the Seafarer.
Scapegoat suit attacks Styga
Thursday 26 August 2010
AN ENGINEER is suing his former shipping company for at least $23M, alleging that it used him as a scapegoat in a magic pipe case earlier this year.
Ukrainian officers jailed in Venezuela
Tuesday 24 August 2010
TWO UKRAINIAN officers have been sentenced to nine years in a Venezuelan prison after drug smugglers attached cocaine to their ships hull.
Paddy Crumlin is new ITF President
Sunday 15 August 2010
Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of the MUA (Maritime Union of Australia) has just been elected President of the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) at the global union federation's world congress in Mexico City.
ITF set to overhaul FOC policy
Monday 09 August 2010
Dock workers' and seafarers' unions have voted to accept an overhaul of the ITF's flag of convenience (FOC) policy.
ITF congress launches tomorrow in Mexico
Wednesday 04 August 2010
The world congress of the ITF begins tomorrow in Mexico City. Running from 5 to 12 August, it will be the largest ever and the first to be held in Latin America.
5,000 cops deployed for global seafarers conference in RP
Friday 18 June 2010
Five thousand Filipino police personnel will be deployed to ensure the safety and security of local and foreign delegates during an international seafarers conference in Pasay City.
Manila conference to adopt revised STCW Convention and Code
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code, are set to be adopted at a Diplomatic Conference to be held in Manila, Philippines, from 21 to 25 June 2010, under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for maritime safety and security and the prevention of pollution from ships.
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Pirate 'mother ship' off Somalia destroyed
Friday 30 April 2010
A French warship destroyed a pirate 'mother ship' and 11 Somalis were seized in an anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast, says the EU naval force Navfor.
Pakistani seafarers' jobs share reduced
Friday 30 April 2010
KARACHI - The difficulty and delays in the issuance of visas to Pakistani seafarers, particularly after 9/11, have resulted in the loss of due share of Pakistani seafarers in the international employment market.
Greek seamen to strike next Monday, Labour Day
Friday 23 April 2010
All Greek-flagged ships will remain docked at Piraeus port for another day on Monday, April 26, due to another 24-hour strike called on that day by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO), in protest against plans to lift cabotage restrictions in Greek seas.
Athens News
Greek seamen to strike over market liberalisation
Friday 23 April 2010
Greek seamen on Thursday called a strike next week after the government said it would lift restrictions on foreign cruise ships in a first step towards liberalising the country's labour market.

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