An Aberdeen deacon who championed the plight of a group of Indian sailors when they became marooned in the north-east has reunited with them in their homeland of India.
A new initiative inspired by the Men’s Shed movement has been established to support lonely sailors who find themselves socially isolated after retirement.
A group of protesters took to the streets of Aberdeen yesterday to challenge low pay and job losses imposed on UK seafarers and offshore workers.
A fundraising campaign has been launched by the chaplain of Aberdeen harbour in aid of the 12 Indian seafarers who have been trapped in the city for more than a year due to an ongoing pay dispute.
A union chief has challenged shadow chancellor John McDonnell to back a £10-an-hour living wage at sea as well as on land.
Author and TV presenter Monty Halls is spearheading this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week, organised by the Seafarers UK charity.