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SEAFARERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME -  Indian Ocean - KENYA / AFRICA

Seafarers Assistance Program is a voluntary charity of merchant mariners founded in 1996. 

Our commitment is to: 

Offer humantarian assistance to all seafarers;

Monitor, document and investigate seafarers' rights abuses in Africa; 

Design, co-ordinate and carry out training, cultural and leisure activites for seafarers; 

Collect and dessiminate information on maritime activities in Africa; 

Collect and dessiminate educational materials as well as studies. 

SAP-NET

Sincerely, Andrew Mwangura


SAP-NET
Andrew Mwangura
P.O. Box 92273
Mombasa,80102 Kenya.
Tel: 00254 41 312058
Cell:00254 721 393458 

Fax: 00254 41 230001 

E-Fax:18014093908

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Maritime Education: Kenya

ABANDONED SEAFARERS ( 2000 – 2003 )  

KENYA SEAFARERS

Abandoned Seafarers: Africa  ( 1990 - 2000 )

MOMBASA PORT 2001 – 2003

INDIAN OCEAN PIRACY : 1990-2001

Indian Ocean Piracy: Somalia Update 17.10.2005

SHIPPING CASUALTIES : INDIAN OCEAN (1986 – 2003)

FOC SYSTEM AND SUBSTANDARD SHIPPING

VIOLENCE AND HARRASSMENT IN THE TRANSPORT WORKPLACE

SMALL ARMS PROLIFERATION / DRUG TRAFFICKING

FISHERIES INDUSTRY

National Seminar/Workshop on Maritime Security                                                    A five-day Maritime Security Seminar was held in Mombassa mid February this year (2004).

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND STOWAWAYS

 

SAP- NET -  NEWS                                                                                

Seafarers Training                                                                                              June 2008 - Kenya Government has laid down a budget of Kshs. 30 million for the training of Kenyan Seafarers (officers and ratings) so that preparations can be made for Kenya to be on the IMO’s white list.

UN endorses campaign on fair treatment of seafarers                                      March 05, 2008: A major international campaign is under way to promote international guidelines on fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident.

Piracy cases on the rise                                                                                  January 18, 2008 - Piracy incidents in the world increased by 10 per cent in 2007, according to the latest annual report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

Unsustainable & Illegal Exploitation of African Oceans                                       The Kilifi Declaration of Intent, December 2007. On the 6th and 7th of December 2007 a meeting was held at Kilifi, Kenya that was attended by civil society organisations from Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Seychelles, Mauritius, South Africa and Namibia.

Somali Piracy                                                                                          (20.11.2007) We strongly support the UN security council move to address incidences of Piracy and armed robbery that have plagued ocean-going vessels sailing off the Coast of Somalia.

Kenya Maritime Industry                                                                                   Kenya recorded association with maritime trade dates back to the 19th century when the Arabs from Oman established Manda Island 250km north coast of Mombasa as their base and port ...

World Maritme Day-2007                                                                                            Once again the forgotten Kenyan seafarers are observing World Maritime Day heart-broken.They feel betrayed by the government of Kenya and the Kenya Maritime Authority.

SAP - Annual Report: 2006/2007  Update: 18.04.2007

MV Rozen                                                                                                                  (13.04.2007) MV Rozen arrived Mombasa port safely early this morning. It was tears of joy and laughter as the United Nations chartered cargo vessel MV Rozen which was held captive by Somali pirates for 41 days arrived in Mombasa today with all its 12 sailors.

Ship's crew return after 40 days in captivity                                                              (13.04.2007) The morning chill and slight drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of relatives, friends, diplomats and government officials who had been waiting expectantly at the Mbaraki wharf to receive MV Rozen as it steamed into Mombasa after 40 days of captivity in Somalia.

Two ships hijacked off Somali coast released                                                           (07.04.2007) Two ships hijacked off the Somali coast - a merchant vessel and UN chartered freighter - have been released together with their crew, a maritime organisation said today.

MV Rozen                                                                                                                  (March 24th 2007) On 13th March 2006, the St Vincent and the Grenadines cargo ship MV Rozen was attacked by armed pirates at position latitude 01.19.3 North and Longitude 04.4.41East in broad day light off the Somali coast.

WORLD MARITIME DAY ON 29TH SEPTEMBER 2006                                                  IT gives me great pleasure to say that for the first time this celebration has high level participation of the government and the shipping industry in Kenya. It is disheartening note that for a very long time, Kenyan Seafarers have been accorded a raw deal and inadequately represented.

African Sea Pirates                                                                                                    Acts of piracy off the east coast and the horn of Africa started rising as early as the late 1980's and early 1990's.

PRESS STATEMENT 2006-02-08                                                                                  Maritime kidnapping for ransom risks turning into an epidemic unless firm action is taken to clamp down on it.

MARITIME SECURITY IN AFRICA                                                                               (December 2005) THE African continent is comprised of 53 countries, of which 38 have a coastline while 15 are landlocked countries.  Over the past decade, African countries have done a lot on port management reforms, but they have overlooked the development of maritime and port security.

Security contract with shadowy US company will not eliminate pirates from Somalia's coastline    (07.12.2005) Two recent events have terribly shattered the hope and trust of many people in the future of the Transitional

FLAGS OF SHAME                                                                                                     (21.11.2005) Georgia, Indonesia and Kenya have been added to the flags of shame - those with the worst performances - in the latest edition of the flag-state performance table.

MARITIME LABOUR : KENYA                                                                                      International shipping has long operated in an environment of global deregulation. There are few restrictions on ships carrying cargo from one country to another. Shipping has produced its own extreme strain of deregulation, the flag of convenience system, which places a large part of the industry beyond the influence of government control.

An East African Search and Rescue Centre needs to be established                        The Tsunami disaster that occurred in December last year caused the death of over 200 people on the East African Coast.

MARITIME SAFETY IN KENYA                                                                                     (29. 04. 2005) The repeated midstream stalling of the ferries at Mombasa are an indication for a Maritime disaster in the looming and maybe another environmetnal ctastrophy like the recent oil-spill on the horizon.

OIL SPILL IN MOMBASA                                                                                            The recent oil spill from Indian oil tanker MT Ratna Shalini (5,5178 GT) spread to shoreline causing environmental and property damage. MT Ratna Shalini laden with 80,000 tonnes of crude oil was damaged as she berthed at the Mombasa Port oil terminal on April 7th 2005.

THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF KENYAN FISHERS ON BOARD INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS (With Specific reference to Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported - IUU - Fishing) RECOMMENDATIONS AND BACKGROUND MATERIALS FOR THE OBSERVATORY OF SEAFARERS’ RIGHTS, UNIVERSITY OF NANTES, FRANCE 2-DAY MEETING ON SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY - UPDATE: MARCH 17TH – 18TH 2005

COMPENSATION DEAL SNUBS DEAD SEAFARERS ' FAMILIES                                  Seafarers Assistance Program appeals to the government of Kenya to ensure that families of Kenyan Seafarers who have been maimed or perished several years ago in the high seas are also compensated.

SEAFARER’S WELFARE                                                                                             Seafarer’s Assistance Program (SAP) is a voluntary organization of Merchant Mariners. It’s services depends on a network of people in ports throughout the world. 

SHORE LEAVE                                                                                                           (August 30, 2004) The deadline for the Introduction of the International Ship and Port Security Code passed last (July) month without the predicted problems of mass detention of ships and disruption of seaports activities.

Kenya to conduct biological survey at Mombasa port                                               (August 18, 2004) Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya will undertake its first biological port survey at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa, authorities announced here Wednesday.

JTIC briefing: maritime security clampdown forces compliance                               Although the vast majority of ships and ports worldwide had complied with strict new maritime security measures that came into force on 1 July, 'regional pockets' of non-compliance remain. 

KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY                                                                                   22. 07. 2004 - We like to express our most sincere gratitude to the head of state His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki for the establishment of the Kenya Maritime Authority (See Kenya Gazette Notice No. 79).

Mystic case of tug-boat still unsolved after 16 years                                                  Press Statement by SAP - 21.07.2004 - Sixteen years have now passed since the Panamian registered tug-boat MT Harrier dissappeared without trace in the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar and with it a crew of six .

MARITIME SECURITY - 30.06.2004                                                                              Since the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11^th September 2001, the world has achieved a heightened sense of security awareness.

PRESS RELEASE : 12.05.2004                                                                                    There are 130 ITF Inspectors, who visit flag of convenience (FOC) vessels at ports all over the world to defend the interest of seafarers. One of them is based at the port of Mombasa. Strangely like his predecessor Salim Abdullah Salim and unlike his colleagues the Mombasa ITF inspector Juma Khamis does not inspect nor visit the FOC vessels calling the Mombasa Port.

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE                                                                   The 92nd session of the International Labour Conference of the ILO to be held in Geneva, Switzerland during 1st – 17th June 2004, will discuss the issue of adopting a comprehensive standard on work in the fishing sector.

ALERT ON ACRES OF DEAD FISH IN THE SEA                                                           (February 27, 2004) COASTWEEK / Kenya - Unlicenced trawlers are destroying marine life in Malindi – sweeping everything in their wake and destroying corals, sea weed, fish eggs, turtles and Malindi herrings, says Cooper Motors Corporation Holding boss Martin Foster.

Work with experts, fishermen challenged                                                    February 27, 2004 - Fishermen in Coast Province have been challenged to take part in campaigns to conserve fisheries and other marine resources by providing guidance to experts involved in sea research.

Human Behavior Key to Preventing Oil Spills at Sea                                                February 19, 2004 - (ENS) - BRUSSELS, Belgium, The European Union's response to recent maritime disasters had missed the key point - the human factor, the European Parliament's Temporary Committee on Safety at Sea was told on Wednesday.

SAP - PRESS RELEASE                                                                                              February 13 , 2004 - SEAFARERS  LOG - The Merchant Shipping Bill 2003, The Inland Waterways Bill 2003 and the Maritime Regulatory Authority Bill 2003 were on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 presented to Attorney General Amos Wako by the committee on Kenya Maritime Law Review. 

Fishermen Complain Over Depletion of Marine Resources                                       February 9, 2004 - Nairobi - Fishermen in Kilifi District have protested over the depletion of marine resources and destruction of fishing grounds by trawlers in the area.

Press Statement - RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM: SEAFARERS UNION OF KENYA January 1, 2004 - It gives me great pleasure to write this press statement at the beginning of a new year....

World Wide Appeal                                                                                                   December 29 , 2003  - Task Force on review of Kenya Maritime Laws Which finished its work in April this year recommended for establishment of a maritime authority to create shipping policies, make legislation and implement them.

Kenya: Merchant Shipping Act.                                                                                 December 17, 2003 - The year 2002 was an important commemorative year in Kenya.  It was the year the ignoble regime of Daniel Arap Moi was conquered, and 54 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

UN OPEN-ENDED INFORMAL CONSULTATIVE PROCESS ON OCEANS AND THE LAW OF THE SEA                                                                                                      The fourth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea was held from 2-6 June 2003 at UNHQ headqarters in New York.

Militia vs Trawlers: Who is the Villain?                                                           THE EAST AFRICAN Magazine - Monday, July 9, 2001 - Scruffy, armed and violent, the militias who hijack ships for ransom off Somalia's coast have naturally received some very bad press. But the real sharks, says ABDIRAHMAN JAMA KULMIYE, are the trawlers from all over the world who are busy 'asset stripping' the country's unpoliced waters and destroying not only the marine environment but also local fishermen's livelihoods.