INS commits to closing gender gap at sea

International Nuclear Services has extended its support in addressing the gender balance for seafarers by becoming the latest firm to sign up to Women in Maritime. The charter aims to ensure equality with both INS, and its subsidiary Pacific Nuclear Transport, wholly committed to achieving a more diverse workforce. Women make up just 2% of […]

V.Group calls on worldwide community to support Day of the Seafarer 2020

Global shipmanagement company V.Group is leading calls to recognise the achievements of seafarers worldwide and raise awareness of the 200,000 currently stranded at sea on Day of the Seafarer (DotS) 2020 tomorrow (25th June). With more than 94% of all goods transported by sea, seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and play […]

Seafarers Hospital Society extends mental health support in response to COVID-19

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has renewed its contract with Big White Wall for another year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one of the first major decisions taken since the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Welch, and reflects the current mental health crisis amongst seafarers. The announcement comes in time […]

Day of the Seafarer: “Slow Response from Governments Pushing Seafarers to their Limits”

Despite a universal campaign from all sectors of the shipping industry to classify seafarers as key workers, and to facilitate crew transfers, many governments are still dragging their heels, says INTERCARGO, the body representing the world’s dry bulk shipowners. INTERCARGO estimates that 30% of all seafarers on cargo ships are still serving on ships even […]