A third of seafarers are burdened by admin tasks, survey finds

Seafarers feel they spend too much time on tasks they consider to be an administrative burden according to the findings of a study by the Danish Maritime Authority, supported by InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew managers. A comprehensive survey of international seafarers revealed that a third of all nationalities are annoyed or frustrated by administrative burdens in the maritime sector. These burdens stem from what the seafarers consider to be unnecessary repetition of tasks and demands…

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Resolution to help women in maritime sector filed

MANILA, Philippines – As part of its efforts to work for the interests of Filipino seafarers, Angkla party list formally filed a resolution in the House of Representatives, urging the Departments of Labor and Transportation to aid in advancing the global seafaring careers of undervalued Filipino women mariners. Spearheaded by Angkla Partylist Rep. Jesulito Manalo, the resolution highlights the strengths in both character and skill that women in maritime possess but are most often overlooked by the male-dominated industry in…

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The Reasons Why Seafarers Are Denied Shore Leave in US Ports

According to Rev Boet v Schalkwyk, CEO of the Sailors Society of South Africa, Seafarers have to have a visa to leave ship, it does not cost anything, and provided they have been through the immigration checkpoint at the entrance of the harbour (customs house), they can go anywhere in Ethekwini area. The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) took the pulse of seafarers’ access to shore leave for the twelfth year in a row as part of its annual Seafarer Shore…

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