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ISWB: Abandoned Crew of M.V Evangelia M returns Home after 6 Months
With extreme effort of Indian seafarer welfare board (ISWB), Abandoned 21 crew members of Liberia flagged cargo ship M.V Evangelia M returned to their home country Philippines after being abandoned for almost six months at Port of Kakinada, India.
The seafarers were abandoned in the Port of Kakinada by the vessel Owner Sea Majesty Incorporated, Liberia and Managers Athenian Ship Management, Greece. The mariners were bereaved of their wages, basic provisions, fuel and essential first aid supplies.
"The Indian Seafarers Welfare Board (ISWB) is currently dealing with the welfare and legal issues of Seafarers in Indian Ports and also assisting Foreign seafarers in distress and abandonment in Indian Ports"
The Port Welfare Committee of Andhra Pradesh and Sea Mission International has extended their welfare support to the abandoned seafarers and supplied necessary provisions and drinking water to crew members. The abandoned crew of Evangelia M had been repatriated to Philippines safely.
The Captain and Crew members expressed their sincere thanks to Capt. Shailesh Tiwari and Mr. N. Reuben Paul, N. Ravindra Babu Sea Mission International, Centre for Seafarers and Maritime Workers Union (Member of ISWAN, UK), FSUI, Port Welfare Committee of Andhra Pradesh and Philippine Embassy for their coordinated efforts and commitment towards seafarer welfare.
Capt. Shailesh Tiwari, Legal Expert of ISWB and Mr. Reuben Paul have assisted crew members for their legal and welfare issues. The Sea Mission with help of the Philippine Manning Agency EVIC Human Resources, have supplied provisions, fresh water and bunkers during the vessel Blackout at port of Kakinada.
The ISWB assisted crew member to file a case in Hyderabad High court for their pending wages and also for their safely repatriation. The Honorable High Court of Hyderabad has arrested the vessel and ordered port officer to repatriate all crew members to Philippine at the soonest. The Crew members have been repatriated to their home country and waiting for their pending wages, which will expedite after auction of vessel.
The Embassy of Philippines in New Delhi has sent special thanks and extended their gratitude to Mr. N. Reuben Paul for his continuous effort and support to Philipino crew members at Port of Kakinada, India.
Seafarers charity provides support for stowaway ship crew
'Stowaways held onboard cargo ship'. Behind the headlines of illegal immigrants and special force helicopters being deployed, little mention was made of the seafarers who live and work Grande Tema.
This ship docked regularly at the port of Tilbury over the years, so a visit on Saturday morning by the port chaplain, Wojciech Holub, was no surprise given the events of the past days. Wojciech, who works for seafarers charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), spent time listening to the crew and providing them with data sims so they could contact loved ones.
Despite their ordeal, the crew carried on working to berth the ship at the port of Tilbury with the ensuing investigation adding to the stress of this event. Wojciech and a colleague gave the crew Christmas presents and will ensure that when the ship sails the Stella Maris port chaplain in the next port will visit the ship to see how the crew are.
The charity's national director, Martin Foley said, 'The stresses these seafarers faced were enormous, given the many visits our port chaplains have made to this ship in different ports around the world, I'm sure their support at this time will have been vital in dealing with this event.'
Each year Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) visits over 70,000 ships around the world providing welfare services for seafarers; during 2018 they have supported crew of over 70 vessels in trauma situations.
Watch Suez Canal Conduct One of Its Toughest Transits
On Tuesday, December 25, workers of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) carried out one of the toughest transits this year as they navigated a giant floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit through the waterway.
The challenging task saw Firenze FPSO towed by five large SCA tugs, including MT/ Ezzat Adel, the biggest tug in the Middle East, with the towlines attached to the rear of the vessel.
NYK Wins Green Loan for Its 1st Methanol-Fueled Chemical Tanker
Japanese shipping giant NYK has secured a green loan to finance the construction of its first methanol-fueled chemical tanker set for delivery in 2019.
The JPY 2 billion (USD 18.04 million) loan will be provided by Taiyo Life Insurance Company and has a duration of 10 years.
Major container ships collision at Nansha port, watch VIDEO
Container ship REN JIAN 15 went out of control while maneuvering to berth at Nansha Port, Longxue Island Container Terminal, Guangzhou, China, at around 1220 Beijing Time Dec 26. The ship moved straight at berthed container ship HAI SU 10, and struck her starboard, inflicting serious damages. HAI SU 10 jolted and listed, containers fell onto pier, hull was breached with ensuing water ingress.
Tema Port s cargo traffic shots above 13 million tonnes
The Port of Tema has recorded a huge increase in its cargo transit as it anchored.a total of 13,755,593 tonnes between January and October 2018.
The figure shows a significant increase over the 11,373,738 cargo transit tonnage the Port recorded during the same period in 2017.
Mombasa port workers oppose transfer of second container terminal to KNSL
Mombasa port workers have opposed plans to hand over the running of second container terminal to the Kenya National Shipping Line. Dock Workers Union general secretary Simon Sang on Sunday told the Star the move is ill-advised and should be reconsidered.
Subic Port notches highest ever revenue
The Port of Subic made history this year by collecting the highest ever recorded annual revenue amounting to P22 billion, surpassing the total P21.6- billion revenue goal for 2018.
The port s P2.2-billion collection for the month of December already surpassed the monthly target by P270 million or up by 14.5 percent.
Johor Port bags Global Performance Excellence Award 2018
Johor Port Bhd, a member of MMC Group, has bagged the Global Performance Excellence Award 2018 - World Class from the Asia Pacific Quality Organisation.
The Global Performance Excellence Award, a formal international recognition of performance and business excellence, was presented in a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on December 11.