Latest News for: Able seamen


Essential, invisible: COVID has 200,000 merchant sailors stuck at sea

Stars and Stripes 09 Apr 2021
No lessons from Captain Ahab, his 38 years of seafaring or those of his forebears — a line of "able-bodied seamen" dating to 1757 — prepared Mossman for what came next ... Mark Nestlehutt, the president and executive director of the Seamen's Church Institute, the largest welfare organization serving mariners and seafarers in North America.

Suez canal: 25 Indian crew of refloated vessel in ‘good health, will sail to Europe if ship fit'

The Times of India 30 Mar 2021
Their hard work and tireless professionalism are greatly appreciated.” ... As per the (IMO), any vessel that has met with an accident has to be investigated as per its convention ... As per rules, if a captain is held liable, he or she, the duty officer in charge and the respective able seamen will be signed off and may not be enrolled again ... Download ... .

Virus Nightmare at Sea for the World’s Most Essential Workers

The Daily Beast 20 Mar 2021
... be able to communicate with maritime organizations for any sort of relief, let alone their families ... Contracts usually run around four months for captains and higher-ranking officers, six months for mid-level officers and nine months or longer for ordinary and able-bodied seamen.

Compensation payment for Seychellois seamen | 08 March 2021

Nation 08 Mar 2021
Minister Ferrari was expressing his frustration over the fact that the EU has failed to come to an agreement for the continuation of compensation payment for Seychellois seamen under the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA). “I am sad and angry that we were not able to conclude the matter of outstanding compensation for our seamen.
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