IR Diaries

Assisting seafarers in grievances and enquiries
Assisting seafarers in grievances and enquiries

Resolving seafarers’ grievances and visiting crew on board form part of SOS’s mission to represent the interest and well-being of seafaring members, ensuring they are duly rewarded for their hard work.

Mental health key in tackling seafarers’ suicides
Mental health key in tackling seafarers’ suicides

Prolonged work onboard during the crew-change crisis, precarious contracts and poor pay are ingredients for seafarers’ suicides.

SOS IRO
SOS assists crew to recover 4 months of wages
SOS assists crew to recover 4 months of wages
Reaching out to seafareres onboard
Reaching out to seafareres onboard
Seafarers face port lockdowns and crew change crisis again
Seafarers face port lockdowns and crew change crisis again
SOS ship visit
Celebrating International Day for Women in Maritime
Celebrating International Day for Women in Maritime
Addressing crew’s concerns on MV Yangtze Fortune
Addressing crew’s concerns on MV Yangtze Fortune
SOS Seamen seafarers
Able Seafarers minimum wage up 4 per cent in new 3-year deal
Able Seafarers minimum wage up 4 per cent in new 3-year deal
Study shares ways to close skills gaps in transport sectors
Study shares ways to close skills gaps in transport sectors
The continuing negative impact of Covid-19 on seafarers’ rights
The continuing negative impact of Covid-19 on seafarers’ rights
seamen sos
Seafarers win rights to mandatory internet access in MLC updates
Seafarers win rights to mandatory internet access in MLC updates

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), but are disappointed that shipowners and governments may seek to charge for it.

Raising employability and skills in transport sector
Raising employability and skills in transport sector