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Crew Welfare

Keep informed with the latest news, comment and analysis on the issues surrounding the safety and security of seafarers globally, highlighting the plight of the essential workers that keep shipping moving.

Crew of Houthi-hijacked Galaxy Leader allowed ‘modest contact’ with families says vessel’s registered owner

Public relations company issues second statement on behalf of registered owner and shipmanger since car carrier was hijacked on November 19

Political Risk and Trade Crewing

Seafarer decarbonisation training framework launched

The fuels needed to meet to net zero will mean seafarers having new skills. A taskforce to ensure that happens is launching its training framework during COP28

Sustainability Crewing

Earnings pressure driving seafarers to pay to get work, says charity

Filipino seafarers are still paying illegal recruitment fees to get work. Causes could include competition for jobs, lack of training, or a poor employment record

Crewing Philippines

Zodiac crew unharmed after Somalia attack

Zodiac’s chemical tanker Central Park was boarded by pirates on Sunday morning, not, as initially reported, Houthi naval forces. All crew are safe and the vessel and cargo undamaged. US navy has apprehended five individuals who are being held for questioning

Somalia Piracy and Security

Shipmanager refutes claims of ‘terrible’ conditions on Ukraine trading vessel

The vessel is a regular trader along the Danube calling at Ukraine’s smaller river ports

Dry Bulk Ukraine

Industry vote suggests majority would not recommend seafarer profession to their children

More than half of Crew Connect conference participants in Manila would not encourage children to follow in their footsteps of a career at sea

Crewing Safety

Have your say! The Shipping Outlook Survey: 2024 and beyond

Have your say in our annual Shipping Outlook: 2024 and beyond survey, where we assess market sentiment on the key challenges impacting the maritime industry in the decade ahead

Climate change Ukraine crisis

Seafarer salaries rise 10% in two years, survey says

Shortage in competent seafarer talent is driving up wages across all ranks, however, basic crewing requirements are still falling short of the mark, survey finds

Crewing Ship operations

Israel-linked ships divert as Houthis threaten more Red Sea attacks

The seizure of the vehicle carrier Galaxy Leader at the hands of Houthi rebels has prompted Israel-linked ships to divert away from the Red Sea and security analysts have warned that the risk of collateral damage via mistaken identity is high

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

One seafarer dead and 11 missing as storm causes multiple Black Sea casualties

Search and rescue operations resumed Monday after two ships sunk, leaving 11 seafarers missing and one found dead

Turkey Casualty

Industry falling short in addressing seafarer shortfall

Shipping has a colossal job on its hands if it is to avoid a looming crewing crisis both at sea and on shore. The industry’s public relations message to attract and retain talent is falling woefully short, conference hears

Crewing Containers

Seafarer killed in Russian missile strike on bulk carrier KMAX Ruler in port of Odesa

A pilot has been killed and two crew were injured after a Russian missile hit the Liberia-flagged bulk carrier KMAX Ruler in the Black Sea

Ukraine crisis Dry Bulk