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Posted: Feb 10, 2023

Good news for South African cadets

Maersk commits to sourcing cadets from South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: In welcome news, Maersk has made a commitment to source South African crew for its fleet of 280 vessels that currently employ 12,500 seafarers.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2023

ITF helps seize a vessel off Senegal to help secure wages

Representing the rights of seafarers

SENEGAL: The ongoing plight of four seafarers on board the MV Onda just outside of Dakar, came to a head this month as the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stepped in to help seize the stricken vessel after port authorities failed to respond to their call to repair the vessel’s engine.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2023

Intercepting human traffickers

Nigerian Navy rescues victims and makes arrests

NIGERIA: The Nigerian Navy (NN) reportedly rescued 18 victims of human trafficking earlier this month at Rijiyar Lemu in Ungogo Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023

Iconic reunion gathers maritime legends

Tug men reminisce

SOUTH AFRICA: It is seldom that such an immense gathering of tug and salvage talent is seen under one roof, but an initiative to organise a reunion paid off with many of the stalwarts of the South African tug history joining to “remember when we”.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2023

New theme for fisheries committee as it kicks off the New Year

Busy start for Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

GHANA: January was a busy month for the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) having attended the Conferences of Ministers in Ghana where they chose a new theme for 2023. The first month of the year also saw the FCWC host a Ministerial Conference, participate in the development of a coordination framework and finalise the acceptance of the FCWC Regional MCS System

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023

Rigged for success in a man’s world

Rigging no longer a man’s domain

SOUTH AFRICA: Three years ago Ntombovuyo Madyaliti was working as a security guard at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). Today she is one of just four women in South Africa with an Occupational Certificate in Rigging and works fulltime for DSCT, where she is the only female rigger helping to build steel hull vessels for harbours around the world.

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Posted: Jan 5, 2023

Cadet training to receive a boost in 2023

IMEC training programme announcement

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa will officially commence with the intake of the first cohort of cadets for the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) South African Cadet Training Programme in September this year.

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