One Earth Future – Long Term Impact of Piracy on Seafarers and their Families

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a program of the One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation focused on reducing violence at sea, has released a new report titled “After the Release: The Long-term Impact of Piracy on Seafarers and Their Families.” The report, developed in partnership with ISWAN/MPHRP and supported by the TK Foundation, documents significant negative long-term impacts to seafarers who have been taken hostage following an act of maritime piracy. Notably, seafarers who had been held hostage were nearly six times…

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News from the Crisis Response Centre

The value of the Crisis Response Centre (CRC) once again came to the fore recently in two situations Rev Van Schalkwyk received information from the Crewing Manager, Grindrod Maritime, that Mr  Alfredo Apao the bosun on board the vessel MV ‘IVS Sentosa”  had died resulting from an accident on board on 21 April when the vessel was just outside the port in Tokyo. He was approached enquiring whether he and his CRC team could provide grief counselling and debriefing for…

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Spreading the Sailors’ Society Word

At the well-attended April meeting of the Durban branch of the World Ship Society, Rev Van Schalkwyk addressed the audience on “Current movements in the piracy threat, and the Crisis Response Centre” which also included Trauma counselling . By way of introduction he showed a short DVD on the background of the Sailors’ Society, after which Rev Van Schalkwyk emphasised the dire situations in which victims of piracy find themselves. Drawing attention to the upsurge of hijackings of vessels in…

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