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Of plights, perils, piracy and politics

From seizures and attacks on shipping in the Gulf, to piracy and kidnapping in African and Asian waters, the safety of seafarers calls for urgent measures by governments

SEAFARING can, by its very nature, be a dangerous occupation. The sea can be unforgiving when mistakes are made or ships are not really up to the conditions they face.

In general, working on merchant fleets is safer now than it was a few decades ago. However, recent events have...

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