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Sixty Two Seafarers Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea in 2019

Sixty Two Seafarers Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea in 2019

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said that about sixty two seafarers have so far been kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea in the year 2019.The body subsequently called for urgent global and regional cooperation to…

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Merchant Navy Senior Staff Lobby NPA To Take Over Secure Anchorage Contract

Merchant Navy Senior Staff Lobby NPA To Take Over Secure Anchorage Contract

By DAPO OLAWUNI Following reports that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has cancelled the contract for Secured Anchorage Area (SAA) which seeks to provide security for vessels within the Lagos anchorage, the Merchant Navy Officers…

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Merchant Seafarers Association Identifies Insecurity As Bane of Women Participation in Maritime

Merchant Seafarers Association Identifies Insecurity As Bane of Women Participation in Maritime

President of the Merchant Seafarers Association of Nigeria, Capt Abel Ogar has said that maritime insecurity was one of the major reasons why women do not want to take up the seafaring profession. Capt Ogar,…

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Merchant Navy Accuse NIMASA, Manning Agents of Frustrating CBA Implementation

Merchant Navy Accuse NIMASA, Manning Agents of Frustrating CBA Implementation

The Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transporters Senior Staff Association have accused the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of playing double standards with manning agents to frustrate implementation of the recently signed…

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Merchant Seafarers Reject Newly Signed Agreement on Wages

Merchant Seafarers Reject Newly Signed Agreement on Wages

…Says ‘We were Not Carried Along’ Barely one month after the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to review the wages and welfare of seafarers in the country, the…

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Nigeria Finally Signs Agreement  to Increase Seafarers Wages

Nigeria Finally Signs Agreement to Increase Seafarers Wages

After spending eight years going back and forth and delaying on the signing, the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) yesterday signed the much awaited conditions of service andCollective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Nigerian seafarers.The signing ceremony…

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How Manning Agents Allegedly Rob Nigerian Seafarers of Pension Benefits

How Manning Agents Allegedly Rob Nigerian Seafarers of Pension Benefits

Fresh indications have emerged that Nigerian seafarers were being swindled out of their pension allowance running into millions of Naira by manning agents who are the middle men between the seafarers and their employer; the…

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Gender Equality in Shipping: Nigeria is 30yrs Behind Ghana—-Master Mariners

Gender Equality in Shipping: Nigeria is 30yrs Behind Ghana—-Master Mariners

President of Nigerian Association of Master Mariners, Capt Tajudeen Alao

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