Maritime Jobseekers Hunt Permanent Work

Skilled seafarers are available in the job market but may need to be coaxed into the positions on offer through longer-term contracts, according to a new survey.  Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) analysed 5,300 responses from job seekers and found the maritime industry has plenty of experienced professionals.  In its survey of seafarers seeking work as…

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SRI Responds to Sewol Judgement

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), the international centre dedicated to advancing the rights of seafarers, has given an initial response to today’s judgement handed down in relation to the sinking of the South Korean ferry SEWOL in April of this year, with the loss of over 300 lives. In a statement, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of…

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Day of the Seafarer 2014: #thankyouseafarers

IMO Briefing 23/2014, 25 June 2014: June 25th marks the international Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day which provides an opportunity for everyone to show their appreciation, through social media, for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers who face hardship and danger every day to keep the global economy afloat. Long hours of…

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Shortlists Announced for International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards

Release: ISWAN – The International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards, aimed at show-casing best practice in seafarers’ welfare in the maritime industry, will take place on 7th April 2014 at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. The organisers of the Awards, the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN), have announced the short list of finalists for the Awards:…

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Magsaysay-MOL Receives Award of Excellence from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its group seafarer manning company, Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (*, Magsaysay-MOL) has received the Award of Excellence from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III attended the award ceremony, held on February 10 at Malacanang Place. The award is…

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