Monday, 25th October 2021
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13 Oct
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has expressed concern about the over 1,000 seafarers currently abandoned on container ships and bulk carriers.
3 Oct
Stakeholders in the nation’s maritime industry have lauded the contributions of seafarers to national economy notwithstanding the numerous health and safety challenges they confront at sea.   With seaborne contributing over 80 per cent of global trade, the seafarers are at the core of shipping goods and services, even at the point when several nations’…
1 Oct
Stakeholders in the maritime sector have called for a prioritised capacity development and equal employment opportunities for Nigerian seafarers just like their foreign counterparts.
28 Jul
Stakeholders in the maritime industry have decried the harsh conditions Nigerian and foreign seafarers undergo on the sea.
30 Jun
The title of this piece is the theme the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) chose for the celebration of the 2021 edition of the annual Day of Seafarers, which was held on Friday, June 25.
30 Jun
Stakeholders in the country’s maritime sector have called for new ways of ensuring the improved welfare of seafarers.
12 Mar
Pirates attacked tanker Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped 15 crew members, the Netherlands-based ship owner De Poli Shipmanagement said on Friday.
17 Feb
The Federal Government has been urged to prioritise access to COVID-19 vaccination for Nigerian seafarers and dockworkers.
23 Dec 2020
The National President of Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNOWTSSA), Comrade Bob Yousou, has lamented abandonment, repatriation, insecurity
23 Dec 2020
ILO rues govts failure to protect seafarers Nigeria and 44 other member states of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have designated seafarers as key workers, a key step in resolving the ongoing crew change crisis.     Keyworker designation is essential to exclude seafarers from specific COVID-related travel restrictions, allowing them to travel between their…
22 Dec 2020
The National President of Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNOWTSSA), Bob Yousou, has regretted the challenges facing seafarers.
9 Dec 2020
With the latest piracy attack involving the kidnap of four seafarers, 122 crew members have so far been abducted from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea this year.


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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 165 new infections and 26 additional deaths from the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday.
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Colombia's government announced Sunday it is working towards extraditing the country's most-wanted drug trafficker "Otoniel" to the United States, a day after he was captured in a major operation in the jungle.
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An avalanche Sunday on a snow-capped Ecuadoran volcano, the highest peak in the country, killed at least three climbers and left three others missing, officials reported. The avalanche struck a group of 16 mountaineers while at an altitude of 6,100 meters (20,000 feet) on the dormant Chimborazo volcano, according to responders. "There are three missing…
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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has picked six federal universities for the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project.
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The Turkish lira dropped to record lows on Monday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the weekend ordered the expulsion of the ambassadors of 10 countries, including Germany and the United States.