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Corruption and bad practice harming seafarers

They must be protected from the completely unacceptable and unethical pressures often put on them

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A positive change is containerisiation. It means that cargo pilferage, which was so prevalent in the general cargo days, has almost been eliminated.

SOMETIMES it is useful for reports to say what everybody really knows is happening, but is swept under the carpet. A new study published by UK-based Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) does just that. It has highlighted the problem of shore-side officials demanding bribes to carry out