The International Labor Organization’s (ILO) database of abandoned crews makes for some interesting reading. However, it paints a rather incomplete picture. What hardships and anguish do mariners suffer when they… Continue reading "Art and thoughts of abandoned crews"
The press release issued by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) last 13th of March was understandably jubilant: 17 crew members of the Panama-flagged Sea Honest had all finally returned… Continue reading "Abandoned crews: all’s well that ends well?"
Seafarers may have reason to rejoice. Amendments to ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, adopted in June 2014 provide for an “expeditious and effective” financial security system to cover repatriation costs… Continue reading "Abandoned seafarers: no real solutions"