Stranded on ships, 200,000 seafarers struggle in virus limbo
Indian ship worker Tejasvi Duseja is desperate to go home after months stranded offshore by coronavirus border closures and lockdowns that have left more than 200,000 seafarers in limbo.
Nigeria celebrates seafarers in difficult times
Chukwu Obi, a crew on board a liner vessel, left home early March 2020, for a voyage that was originally scheduled to last for 35 days. Based on the initial plan in the contract...
Nigerian seafarers bemoan disdain for local certificates
Notwithstanding the massive investment in seafarers’ development by the Federal Government, the Nigerian crew is still facing severe discrimination due to preference
150,000 seafarers sign virtual global petition on crew stagnation
There is an ongoing global petition aiming to draw the attention of the general public to the problems of over 150,000 seafarers that cannot leave or cannot join ship crews
Maritime women seek seafarers’ welfare
The welfare of seafarers at this critical period appears paramount to the women in the maritime sector, as they forged alliance to provide relief materials to the vulnerable. The three notable women groups in the nation’s transportation sector