Liberia: NaFAA Negotiates for 10 Liberian Seafarers to Work on International Tuna Vessels Flying Liberian Flag
Monrovia – In fulfillment of the CDC-led Government plan to empower skilled and trained Liberian Seamen, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has disclosed that it has secured job opportunities for 10 Liberian Seafarers to board two Liberian licensed international Tuna Fishing vessels.
A NaFAA press release stated that the seafarers will be recruited from the Liberia Seamen and General Workers Union and the leadership has already been duly informed about the job opportunities created by the CDC led Government through NaFAA.
The 10 Liberian Seafarers will serve as crew members onboard Tuna Fishing Vessel Liberty Grace and Liberty Queen tuna fishing vessels. The management of the vessels has consented to deploy onboard the ten Liberian Seafarers on the two vessels after the issuance of official communication to NaFAA.
The management of the Sovereign Trade Services (STS) LLC, Legal Representatives of the two fishing vessels in a communication “requested that the Liberia Seamen and General Workers Union, recommends qualified personnel who will go through orientation and Covid-19 health checks and those ten seamen when selected will board within the operational time table” .
The Managing Director, Essuman Michael, also requested that the Liberian Seamen and General Workers Union should ensure that the seafarers have all requisite documents including Seamen Books to sign their contracts before boarding the fishing vessels within the next few days.
Meanwhile, NaFAA in a Communications to the President of the Liberia Seamen and General Workers Union Samuel Siafa, has called on his office to submit all necessary documents before Thursday, August 20, 2020 following their selection of the ten semen for subsequent training by the Company.
NaFAA is also requesting that the Seamen Union submits all relevant documents to enable the ten Liberian Seafarers to be deployed on the Sovereign Trade Services LLC tuna vessels as scheduled.