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An Indian seafarer has finally returned home, four years after being abandoned in Nigeria by his employer.

Chetanveer Singh, a third engineer known to his friends as Alex, was left without food and wages on the vessel MT Grand 1 in 2016. He contacted the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), which provided him with support.

Along with ISWAN, the National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria (NSWB) and the Maritime Union of India (MUI) cooperated to help Mr Singh, and he returned to India February 2020.


International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 95 million workers in 130 countries of the 5 continents, extends its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the 60 people who lost their lives by a pipeline explosion in southeast Nigeria.

The accident took place on October 12th, 2018 in the town of Aba, when the petrol pipeline of a state-run company, exploded after...

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