Seafarers

  • Nigeria sends 100 seafarers to India for training June 2, 2013

    Abuja: Nigeria has sent 100 youths to India to receive training in various maritime fields to enable the oil-rich nation to take control of its coastal trade. Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi said that the seafarers would receive training at Chennai-based AMET...
  • Govt to raise monthly pension for seafarers to Rs 500 April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan on Friday said the government has decided to increase the monthly pension for seafarers to Rs 500. Under the revised scheme, seafarers will earn Rs 500 per month as against Rs 200 now, Vasan told reporters on the sidelines of the 50th National Maritime...
  • S Korean waters are like Gulf of Aden: Searfarer union December 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Captain Jaspreet Singh Chawla and Chief Officer Syam Chetan, who were under trial for South Korea’s worst oil spill ever, have been sentenced to 18 and 8 months jail term respectively by a South Korean court. They will also have to pay a fine of more than $ 20,...