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 […]

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New year, old issues

As we stare down the barrel of a new decade, let’s make a resolution as an industry to do more to protect the safety and rights of seafarers This is the first editor’s comment that […]

Germany ends migrant deterrent operation

Germany’s withdrawal from EU Navfor MED’s Operation Sophia, the EU’s naval operation to deter mass maritime migration across the Mediterranean Sea, has been met with disappointment by the country’s shipping association. The German Shipowners’ Association […]