Japan to Welcome Foreign Workers in Domestic Shipbuilding

Japan to Welcome Foreign Workers in Domestic Shipbuilding

In a bid to deal with significant labor shortages, Japan has unveiled plans to expand its immigration bureau for accepting arrivals of more foreign workers, including unskilled laborers, to several fields including …
Aug 30, 2018 /  Curious
ITF calls on Australian Federal Police to investigate another “Man Overboard”

ITF calls on Australian Federal Police to investigate another “Man Overboard”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the …
Mar 21, 2018 /  Accidents
Five workers killed in blast at Cochin Shipyard

Five workers killed in blast at Cochin Shipyard

The explosion occurred in ONGC's drill ship ‘Sagar Bhushan' At least five workers were killed and 12 others seriously injured in a blast on an ONGC rig that was under repair at the Cochin Shipyard here on …
Feb 13, 2018 /  Accidents
Six people killed, 19 injured in crane accident at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard

Six people killed, 19 injured in crane accident at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard

Six people were killed and 19 others injured after a crane part fell onto a ship under construction on Monday, local authorities said. Two cranes collided at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in the southeastern port …
May 2, 2017 /  Accidents
Twelve Pakistani workers killed, over 50 injured in explosions at Gadani ship-breaking yard (Video)

Twelve Pakistani workers killed, over 50 injured in explosions at Gadani ship-breaking yard (Video)

At least 12 Pakistani workers were killed and more than 50 injured on Tuesday after a huge blast ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard, trapping others inside the vessel, local officials said. The leader …
Nov 2, 2016 /  Accidents
Australia: Seafarers ‘devastated’ by influx of foreign workers in maritime industry

Australia: Seafarers ‘devastated’ by influx of foreign workers in maritime industry

Australian seafarers are warning that the local industry is at risk of going under unless the influx of foreign workers is halted. Hundreds of overseas contractors are currently working on the Australian coast …
May 17, 2016 /  Curious
EU Commission Issues Guidance for Ship Recycling Facilities Seeking Approval

EU Commission Issues Guidance for Ship Recycling Facilities Seeking Approval

The European Commission has published technical guidance for ship recycling facilities seeking approval under EU Ship Recycling Regulation. The document provides clarifications in accordance with the relevant Hong …
Apr 13, 2016 /  Vessels
ITF: Panama a Tax Haven as FOC Flag Country

ITF: Panama a Tax Haven as FOC Flag Country

Revelations of tax avoidance and related activities, mentioned in the leaked Panama Papers this week, could lead to a change in the current climate of tacit approval for this kind of “socially damaging …
Apr 8, 2016 /  Curious
Tanker ship explosion kills two in western Germany

Tanker ship explosion kills two in western Germany

Two dockworkers were killed on Thursday morning (Mar 31) when part of a ship exploded in the port of Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The labourers were working on the 110-meter-long tanker ship JULIUS …
Mar 31, 2016 /  Accidents
A 26-year-old Filipino seaman died from a “sore throat” at sea

A 26-year-old Filipino seaman died from a “sore throat” at sea

A 26-year-old Filipino crewmember died from a “sore throat” at sea, and his Japanese ship was forced to stop in Mackay, Queensland, Australia, on January 4 so his crewmates could seek medical treatment after …
Jan 6, 2016 /  Accidents