Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies and Manning Agents

Humanitarian support of seafarers and their families in cases of armed robbery and piracy attack. “Piracy and armed robbery continue to threaten the international shipping community. Despite diplomatic, military and other initiatives by governments and their agencies, and protective measures and other actions adopted by shipping companies, ships are still attacked and seafarers put at risk as they go about their legitimate business. While acknowledging the actions of governments, the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization, and the Contact Group…

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Somali Hostage Living in Hope

Nhem Soksan sat on his hammock under a shady tree in the middle of what would typically have been a work day, trying not to think about the 1,672 days he spent as a captive of Somali pirates. The 37-year-old just lazed around because he is still unemployed some three months after he and three other Cambodians were rescued from Somalia. Mr. Soksan is waiting to attend a trade school to learn to become a mechanic so he can resume…

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Africa Ports Evolution Summit at the ICC

Rev Boet van Schalkwyk presented a workshop talk at this conference on 19 October 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban. The theme was “The Role of the Sailors ’Society in modern day seafaring” concentrating on the work of the Society a well as Crisis Response, as well as the scourge of piracy attacks and the traumatic consequences. Many interested conferences goers also visited the stand for whom the work of the Society was an eye opener.…

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