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Work and rest hours: Problems & best practices

Working on ships is a challenging profession that needs energy at all times. That is why fatigue is seen as a significant contributory factor to many incidents in shipping industry and one of the major concerns for seafarers.

MSC hires-off “KIA Ora” after AMSA findings

Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that it has hired-off the vessel “Kia Ora”. MSC was the former charterer of the vessel and said that when it learned that AMSA banned the ship from Australian waters due to crew underpayment, it immediately off-hired the ship.

Australia bans ‘MSC Kia Ora’ over crew underpayment

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has banned the Liberian-flagged container ship ‘MSC Kia Ora’ from Australian ports for three months, after the vessel’s operator failed to ensure crew were paid their wages in full and on time, and that critical equipment was maintained.

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