Chinese seafarers’ union secures higher wages

The Chinese seafarers’ union, the National Committee of the Chinese Seamen and Construction Workers’ Union, has reached an agreement with the China Shipowners’ Association to raise Chinese seafarers’ minimum wages by 4% for 2020–21. In […]

UK MCA updates ro-ro stowage guidance

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has updated its MGN 621 Code of Practice ‘Roll-on/Roll-off Ships – Stowage and Securing of Vehicles’, to reflect recommendations by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) concerning the […]

Whistleblowing crew calls out MARPOL violations

Whistleblowers aboard the product tanker Zao Galaxy informed US Coast Guard marine inspectors onboard of illegal bilge water discharges in February 2019, resulting in the indictment of two shipping companies and one mariner for MARPOL […]