Category: crew

Indian seafarers on cargo ships starts returning on chartered flights after extended time at sea

In a first since the pandemic halted crew change on ships globally, 21 Indian seafarers of Synergy Marine Group returned to India on a chartered flight arranged by the Singapore-based ship management company. This is the first chartered flight that was arranged to carry seafarers working on cargo ships back to India. The seven chartered…

Londy Ngcobo, Africa’s first female dredge master

Londy Ngcobo, an international Ship Navigation Officer and maritime advocate is Africa’s first female Dredge Master. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Ngcobo said she’s very passionate about unlocking Africa’s Ocean Economy. As the first female Dredge Master in Africa, Ngcobo said “The realization when I passed out as a Dredge Master felt surreal,…

GLOBAL: Industry stakeholders team up to develop ammonia-fuelled ships

Imabari Shipbuilding, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsui, ClassNK and ITOCHU have teamed up to jointly develop ships equipped with main engines that use ammonia as their main fuel. In a statement issued last week, classification society ClassNK added: ‘The purpose of the joint agreement is not limited to the development of ships equipped with an ammonia-fuelled…

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