Australia bans coal ship for unpaid crew wages

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months after uncovering evidence that AUD45,000 (USD32,274) of crew wages were unpaid. An AMSA inspector boarded the Liberian-flagged […]

Crew hiring gathers pace in Bangladesh

During the last few weeks, scores of vessels have begun recruiting many Bangladeshi seafarers through the Government Shipping Office (GSO) and by private manning agents, although official crew figures have not been revealed. After months […]