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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.

Inmarsat blasts ‘unacceptable’ tolerance of preventable errors

A new report reveals an increase in the number of distress calls, especially from tankers and containerships. The same types of accident are reported year after year, but investigations point to human error

Casualty Safety

Seafarers agree wage increases and focus on fuel transition

The challenges for seafarers of the move to decarbonisation are not insignificant. The working group set up by the ITF and JNG will assess the impact of new technology and alternative fuels

Crewing Ship Management

Joining the maritime industry ‘is like stepping back in time’

Seafarer charity head Simon Grainge is addressing the recruitment crisis head-on. It comes as industry events are beginning to ask when, rather than if, the seafarer shortage happens

Crewing Ship Management

New York maritime college receives new training ship

New NSMV is designed as both a top-notch training platform for cadets but can also support the federal government during national emergencies. The use of a commercial business model allowed it to be built largely on-time and on-budget, an uncommon feat in government shipbuilding

US States Crewing

Nigerian seafarers need upskilling as digital technologies evolve

With a looming seafarer shortage, finding new pools of talent is becoming urgent. But unless they are competent in communications and operational technologies, recruits will drift away

Nigeria Crewing

Crew travel costs increase as airlines focus on revenue

Shipping companies are struggling to decide which department is best placed to handle crew travel. As a result, getting a seafarer to their ship is now more expensive and less efficient, according to a marine travel business

Crewing Aviation

Why always-on connectivity will be fundamental for Gen Z seafarers

A White Paper from KVH, the connectivity provider, says staying in touch is an expectation for tomorrow’s seafarer. HR professionals must be at the heart of the connectivity discussion

Crewing Sustainability

The Philippines ‘cannot meet the seafarer shortage on its own’

Karen Avelino, executive director of business development at Philippine Transmarine Carriers, says the Philippines is struggling to keep the pipeline of talent flowing. It’s a stark warning

LISW Philippines

Seafarer skills are vital to the decarbonisation effort

Only eight years separate the thrills of first-job cadets and the professional responsibilities of senior deck officers. Then family life calls many mariners home. That transition must be seen positively 

LISW Crewing

Crowley and Seacor to form Jones Act JV

Companies will combine tanker fleets to create a new entity with 20 ocean-going articulated tug-barges and 11 tankers, and will provide crewing and technical management to a further 21 third-party operated vessels

Tankers and Gas United States

Don’t underestimate the challenge of continual professional recruitment

The challenge of the age is decarbonisation; a related challenge is retaining the talent needed to get the industry there

LISW Crewing

Collision investigations are more than a whodunnit

‘Shipping companies should empower their crews to make the right decisions,’ says Andrew Moll, MAIB’s Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents. That means you!

Safety Ship operations