seafarers News

COVID-19 Fuels Abandonment of Ships – and Their Cargoes and Crews

From the deck of their tanker, Captain Samig Nabiyev and his crew could see the smoke and fire rising over the Port of Beirut, 900 meters away. When the flaming warehouse exploded, the force of the blast knocked Nabiyev flat …

Willis Launches New Policy to Cover Repatriation Costs for Stranded Seafarers

Willis Group Holdings has launched a new liability insurance policy to cover the costs associated with repatriating stranded seafarers. The Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC) which came into force on August 20, states that flag states are responsible for repatriating …

Seafarers’ Org. Lauds EU’s Extension of Somali Anti-piracy Operations

The SOS – SaveOurSeafarers – campaign announced that it “welcomes the extension of the EU counter- piracy operation until end 2014, and the EU decision to broaden the scope of its naval operation in the Gulf of Aden and Indian …