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National WISTA Associations Offer Free Membership for Seafarers

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association announced a new initiative aimed at helping seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through August 31, 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the shipping industry,…

WISTA offering free membership to seafarers

WISTA (The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) has announced a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through to 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the…

WISTA associations in Scandinavia and Asia start to collaborate

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced that several national WISTA associations have come together in an initiative to support seafarers. WISTA Norway and WISTA Singapore are some of the national departments of WISTA in the initiative. The WISTA associations will grant free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020, reports…

Nakilat and Shell commence second phase of fleet management transition

Nakilat has commenced the second phase of its fleet management transition from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (”Shell”), with Q-Max LNG carrier Al Mayeda being the first vessel transitioned as part of several vessels phased management transition agreement. The technical management of Al Mayeda will be undertaken by Nakilat’s in-house ship management arm,…

Nigerian Navy Thwarts Hijacking of Chinese Fishing Vessel

The Chinese fishing trawler Hailufeng 11, licensed to fish in Côte d’Ivoire, was taken by pirates on Thursday, May 14 in the Ivorian exclusive economic zone with 18 crewmembers aboard – eight Chinese, seven Ivorian and three Ghanaian. Through rapid and engaged cooperation among a number of different African states and institutions, the vessel was…

Shipping Employers and Trade Unions Give One Month to Ensure Safe Crew Changes

Shipping industry employers and trade unions have agreed to extend seafarer contracts for another month in order to give time for governments and companies to implement the International Maritime Organization protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Circular Letter issued May 5, the IMO made recommendations to…

Maritime career exploration webinar scheduled for June 3

Workforce Snohomish and the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology are sponsoring a maritime career exploration webinar from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 3. Learn about the commercial fishing and marine industry thriving in the Pacific Northwest. Employers and representatives from various maritime occupations will offer information about their companies, including the skills…

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