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Two crews remain abandoned in Djibouti

The ITF sheds light on two more crew abandonment incidents, where 25 seafarers remain stranded onboard two bulk carriers at anchor in the Port of Djibouti. The stranded seafarers are onboard the Liberia-flagged MV Ptolemeos and MV Arrybas.  

Seafarers’ charity assists crew when ship goes adrift

Five fishermen were adrift in the Indian Ocean following their vessel’s engine failure and were then saved by the maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), which towed the ship and brought the fishermen back to shore.

ITF rescues seafarers from Mozambique

10 Kenyan seafarers who had travelled to Pemba, Mozambique through Tanzania in August 2019, in order to work on the EU-bound vessel MV Nina were recently rescued by the ITF. The seafarers arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, January 7, prior to traveling home to Mombasa.

ISWAN supports imprisoned seafarers in Nigeria

As ISWAN’s Regional Programme provides support to seafarers and their families in South and South East Asia and Nigeria, it now provides support to the crew that was arrested by the Nigerian Navy for illegal bunkering, through their time in prison, as well as after their release. 

ITF and UAE continue cooperation

The ITF continued its collaboration with the Government of the United Arab Emirates, during a meeting in Dubai. ITF and UAE discussed the successful cooperation on helping seafarers abandoned in UAE waters. The partners talked abandoned seafarers, discussed future work and assessed the ITF-UAE memorandum of understanding (MOU).


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