Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

IMarEST’s Guild of Benevolence helps stranded Seccadi crew, now returned home

IMarEST’s Guild of Benevolence helps stranded Seccadi crew, now returned home
The “Seccadi” A group of nine seafarers from the Panama-flagged cargo ship Seccadi, who were left stranded on UK’s Mersey River for almost three weeks, have now returned home. The IMarEST’s Guild of Benevolence made funds available to support the crew of both this vessel and MV Toba,...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, HR, IMarEST, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

TK Foundation gives IMRF $450,000 to support African SAR development

TK Foundation gives IMRF $450,000 to support African SAR development
Bruce Reid  The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has been awarded $450,000 USD by The TK Foundation to support its work building vital maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability in Africa. The funding will be spread over three years and will support the IMRF’s Global SAR Development...
August 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

HRAS: Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published

HRAS: Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published
“Over the past year Human Rights at Sea has successfully brought fundamental seafarers’ rights issues to the attention of a wider audience than ever before.  The detailed list of achievements from David Hammond and his small but very dedicated team is impressive by any standards, bringing home the...
August 11th, 2017 | Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

AkzoNobel supports Vine Trust medical ship set to transform thousands of lives

AkzoNobel supports Vine Trust medical ship set to transform thousands of lives
… August 10, 2017 – People living in remote and isolated Amazonian communities will now have access to primary healthcare, thanks to the support of a medical ship operated by Vine Trust and restored using coatings from AkzoNobel. Vine Trust’s new vessel, named MV Forth Hope, is expected to...
August 10th, 2017 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety | Read More

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published
 New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering...
August 9th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, Communication | Read More

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea
Women on Waves in Guatemala 2016 Last year’s Zika virus outbreak saw a dramatic increase in demand for safe abortions in Latin-American countries. The virus can cause foetal brain developmental problems, and data from Women on Web, an NGO that provides access to safe abortions in countries where they...
August 4th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew

Seafarers’ charity supports distressed container ship crew
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) responded to the spiritual and faith needs of the crew of container ship CMA CGM Africa Four when it called at Tilbury port in late July. The crew of the 51,634 deadweight-tonne CMA CGM-operated vessel contacted the Tilbury seafarers centre prior to its...
August 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published

Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published
Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its visual Impact Report and Timeline of Delivery infographic detailing a summary of the successes for the charity in only its third year since being established in April 2014. CEO, David Hammond, said: “We have always said that we would rise or fall on our demonstrable...
August 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Legal | Read More

He gave his life that we might not starve

He gave his life that we might not starve
Two of the Belgian Prince survivors who were helped by Sailors’ Society Drowned crew of the SS Belgian Prince are commemorated 100 years on from one of the most heinous war crimes of World War 1 One hundred years ago today (July 31), one of the most heinous war crimes of World War One took place...
July 31st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, HR, Maritime Accidents, Military, News | Read More

HRAS News: New Infographic – An introduction to Human Rights at Sea

HRAS News: New Infographic – An introduction to Human Rights at Sea
Human Rights at Sea adds to its free educational materials Human Rights at Sea has now added an accompanying infographic to its new free to download first educational film titled: “An introduction to Human Rights”. The infographic is aimed at providing a copy of the detail within the film if the...
July 31st, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

In aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of the State Children’s Hospital in Greece

In aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of the State Children’s Hospital in Greece
Crown Princess Catherine addressing the guests Lifeline Hellas offered us the opportunity to participate in their community spirit at their wonderful Captain’s dinner yesterday, the 26th of July, at the Yacht Club of Greece, in the presence of Crown Princess Catherine and Crown Prince Alexander of...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication | Read More

HRAS News: UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

HRAS News: UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean
Amanda Hastings Amanda Hastings, Claims Executive at UK P&I Club, comments on the effect of Operation Triton on search and rescue operations: “Summer is once again upon us and the media coverage surrounding the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean continues, as do the criticisms of Operation...
July 26th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

3 Ways to Celebrate the Maritime Industry

3 Ways to Celebrate the Maritime Industry
3 Ways to Celebrate the Maritime Industry Back to the Future MEP Awards Marine Science Paper NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner    REGISTRATION IS OPEN   When:  October 26, 2017 8:00am – 9:30pm Where: ...
July 20th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Poole Harbour Commissioners donate to Julia’s House

Poole Harbour Commissioners donate to Julia’s House
… Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) have presented a cheque for £500 to Julia’s House, the children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire. The donation, made by Jim Stewart, Chief Executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners came about...
July 20th, 2017 | Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea

New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea
Amanda Hastings Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to welcome two new Trustees in support of the charity’s national and international work, and its development. Mr. Ian Millen and Ms. Amanda Hastings join the charity with immediate effect. Ms. Fiona Laurence, Chair of Trustees, said: “We are very...
July 20th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Person Profiles | Read More

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel
MT IBA Crew med condition Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are...
July 13th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

WISTA International shortlisted for the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award

WISTA International shortlisted for the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award
July 12, 2017-London, United Kingdom We are pleased to report that Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) have been shortlisted for the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award for enhancing opportunities and supporting the role of women in the maritime industry on a global level. The...
July 12th, 2017 | Awards, Charity, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet
Pope Francis © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk Pope Francis made history with seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) by tweeting for the first time about Sea Sunday on July 9. The pontiff’s tweet, which went out at 12:30 in the afternoon read, “I entrust sailors, fishermen, and all those in...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

The London Greek Lyceum last summer performance…

The London Greek Lyceum last summer performance…
From this excellent down to earth event – picture courtesy Anna Menis After a year participating and supporting many events in the British capital including shipping ones, the Lyceum of Greek Ladies (Lykeion ton Ellinidon) in London ended the season with a very lively event last Sunday the 9th...
July 10th, 2017 | Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | Read More

Moran and Sealift Join NAMEPA

Moran and Sealift Join NAMEPA
Carleen Lyden Walker July 11, 2017 – Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that Sealift, Inc. and Maritime Procurement Services have become new corporate members of NAMEPA. These companies have joined...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Environment | Read More

Working together to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers

Working together to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers
Ray Baker The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP Maritime) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) so that the two organisations can work closer together to help improve seafarers’...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Comment from Sailors’ Society’s CEO on reports on Wednesday that two Vietnamese seafarers have been found decapitated by the Abu Sayyaf terror group

Comment from Sailors’ Society’s CEO on reports on Wednesday that two Vietnamese seafarers have been found decapitated by the Abu Sayyaf terror group
… Following reports on Wednesday that the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers were found on Basilan Island in the Philippines, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, Stuart Rivers, commented, “This is devastating news and our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends.” Abu Sayyaf...
July 7th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Seahorse Club’s Summer Splash

Seahorse Club’s Summer Splash
Tom Waters from Image Line at centre stage… and on the right The Nautical Institute’s Bridget Hogan with guests… Picture credits: Anna Menis I guess that journalists and other practitioners involved in any way in the maritime media world had more than enough with news and important...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Food and Drink, HR, Press and Media | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More