Archive for the ‘Manning – Seafarers and Offshore’ Category

HRAS News: Dr. Sofia Galani presents ‘human rights at sea’ at the BRS&LI

HRAS News: Dr. Sofia Galani presents ‘human rights at sea’ at the BRS&LI
Dr. Sofia Galani Dr. Sofia Galani presents maritime security and human rights, and explores the ‘human rights at sea’ debate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased that Dr Sofia Galani, one of its Non- Executive Board of Advisors, gave an insightful academic presentation on January 23rd 2018 at the...
February 12th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

IMO moves to outlaw carriage of high sulphur marine fuel ahead of 2020 usage ban

IMO moves to outlaw carriage of high sulphur marine fuel ahead of 2020 usage ban
London, 9 February 2018 – Moves to close a loophole in enforcement of the cap on high-sulphur marine fuel, which comes into effect in January 2020, have been welcomed by the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC). Ships will be banned at that time from burning any marine fuel with a sulphur content above...
February 9th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Pollution | Read More

RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal

RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal
Mick Cash OFFSHORE energy union RMT today raised concerns over the North Sea decommissioning industry, following the cash sale of three semi-submersible drilling platforms to a company that transports offshore oil and gas infrastructure to be scrapped in India and Bangladesh. The platforms predominantly...
January 15th, 2018 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…

RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry…
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action from regulator and cruise industry after shocking incident on the Carnival Arcadia at the weekend shines spotlight on lifeboat safety Maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body today demanding urgent action over life-boat...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Rail, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

The John Good Group welcomes more apprentices to its National Apprenticeship Programme

The John Good Group welcomes more apprentices to its National Apprenticeship Programme
l to r: Sophie Woolston, Ellie Lammiman and Charlie Taylor at the John Good Group Head Office in Hull Following another successful year for its national apprenticeship programme, a further seven apprentices have joined the John Good Group to begin careers in the shipping & logistics industry. The...
January 9th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Logistics, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December)

Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December)
The wreath in the water Asia’s Titanic – 30 years ago today (20 December) an estimated 4,386 people perished in the worst peacetime maritime disaster Chaplains from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society marked the 30th anniversary of the worst peacetime maritime disaster with a wreath...
December 19th, 2017 | Anniversaries, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News | Read More

HRAS News: Statement for Human Rights Day 2017

HRAS News: Statement for Human Rights Day 2017
Today, we celebrate Human Rights Day at the start of a year-long campaign to mark the forthcoming 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution...
December 11th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers
Mark Dickinson European shipowners and European transport workers speak together to warmly welcome today’s adoption of a Council Directive improving seafarers’ working conditions. This change will implement an agreement between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European...
December 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

North P&I Club and AoS spread Christmas cheer to seafarers

North P&I Club and AoS spread Christmas cheer to seafarers
.. Marine mutual liability insurer North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) have teamed-up to spread some Christmas cheer to seafarers. On Tuesday, December 5, North donated 59 Christmas shoeboxes which will be distributed to seafarers by AoS port chaplains and ship visitors...
December 6th, 2017 | Charity, Holidays, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Religion | Read More

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court
… Human Rights at Sea has been informed that the entire crew, including the six British maritime security guards known as the ‘Chennai 6’, have been acquitted of all charges by an Indian Court. This has followed a four year fight for justice since their arrest on the 12th October 2013 while...
November 29th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

IMO’s Bravery Awards Ceremony 2017

IMO’s Bravery Awards Ceremony 2017
IMO Headquarters’ impressive entrance; seamanship at its best The International Maritime Organization Awards Ceremony 2017, which took place at IMO headquarters, was a dignified occasion with much cause for celebration of achievement by individuals in the shipping industry.  Dr. Evelyn Stefanaki...
November 28th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Alongside container ship crews in the rough and the smooth

Alongside container ship crews in the rough and the smooth
… There is never a dull moment in container shipping with constant challenges on the horizon – from overcapacity and bleak employment prospects to the impact of ever-growing sizes of ships capable of carrying 22,000 TEUs. Yet prudent and responsible ship owners know that in spite of the ups and...
November 23rd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry service

RMT on Condor’s intention to bid for Jersey-Guernsey ferry service
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today issued a warning today that ferry company Condor’s intention to bid for the new inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey would herald bad news for terms and conditions in the shipping industry were they to be successful. Condor, an exploitative employer that...
November 16th, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”
Vitaly Klyuyev The system of training and certification of seafarers in Russia has been brought into compliance with the international requirements. Major efforts of the Transport Ministry and other ad hoc agencies have lead up to that. In his interview* with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Klyuyev**, Director...
November 14th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Communication, HR, IMO, Interviews, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

HRAS News: New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched

HRAS News: New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched
New maritime Labour Rights and Human Rights Educational film launched 2 November 2017 Human Rights at Sea launches a new educational film explaining Labour and Human Rights Today, Human Rights at Sea launches the second in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics...
November 3rd, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

KVH Videotel Introduces “Cyber Security at Sea” Training Programme for Seafarers

KVH Videotel Introduces “Cyber Security at Sea” Training Programme for Seafarers
Mark Woodhead Produced with BIMCO, the new programme is designed to help seafarers recognise and respond to cyber threats  KVH VideotelTM has launched a cyber security training programme, produced in association with global shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer...
October 24th, 2017 | HR, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Learning from Pilots in The Navigator

Learning from Pilots in The Navigator
16 Piloting The Navigator October 2017 cover 04.10.17 – Pilots and their relationship with bridge teams is the focus of the latest edition of The Navigator, the magazine available for free to all seafarers from The Nautical Institute. Issue 16 examines how best to support a pilot’s skills when...
October 5th, 2017 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Press and Media | Read More

Trade Union Votes to Tackle Stena Ferries

Trade Union Votes to Tackle Stena Ferries
… Ferry Officers to be Balloted for Industrial Action Nautilus UK branch conference condemns Stena Line threat to UK jobs Stena Line officers could be balloted for industrial action unless the company starts to engage in meaningful negotiations over a threat to UK seafarers’ jobs on its North...
October 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Claims, Disputes, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Strikes | Read More

Triton in Chios

Triton in Chios
Chios’ Maritime Museum It looks like the title of a new novel where the prince of the seas – son of Poseidon – was the protagonist of an adventure in this beautiful Greek island, but not. We´re talking about other Triton: The principal character of children’s books collection...
October 3rd, 2017 | Academia, Books, Charity, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A life-line centre for seafarers officially opens under new charity

A life-line centre for seafarers officially opens under new charity
Chris Green, ABP’s port manager of Hull and Goole, centre, officially opened the centre along with Apostleship of the Sea national director, Martin Foley and port chaplain Anne McLaren. A centre which is vitally important for welcoming and supporting seafarers has been taken over by charity Apostleship...
October 2nd, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Moore Stephens reports fifth successive year of decline in operating costs

Moore Stephens reports fifth successive year of decline in operating costs
Richard Greiner International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.1% in 2016. This compares with the 2.4% average fall in costs recorded for 2015. For the second successive year, all categories of expenditure...
September 28th, 2017 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  27-Sep-2017 REDUCTIONS FOR LNG TANKERS Suez Canal, Egypt NEW VTS USER GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE Great Barrier Reef & Torres Strait, Australia CREW CHANGES AT SPM Cochin, India Reductions for LNG tankers Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Suez Canal, Egypt The Suez Canal Authority...
September 27th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Publishes Third Annual Report

Human Rights at Sea Publishes Third Annual Report
Human Rights at Sea publishes its Annual Report for the year ending May 2016 today. The 40-page report comprehensively lays out the development and achievements of the UK-based charity’s third year of operation. Founded in April 2014 by CEO David Hammond, the charity raises awareness and accountability...
September 27th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…
Hazel Brewer, partner, Perth office, Australia HFW Briefing – MLC Update: Australia Imposes Lengthy Bans on Vessels For Failures to Pay Crew Wages All vessels operating in Australian waters must comply with relevant international standards given effect under Australian law, including the Maritime...
September 27th, 2017 | HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Regulatory | Read More

Seafarer Happiness Is Key to Success

Seafarer Happiness Is Key to Success
Steven Jones Seafarer Happiness Is Key to Success  by Steven Jones, Partner at McWatt and Jones In all the hubbub of the London International Shipping Week, there was an announcement made at the ISWAN breakfast which is cause for much optimism in the industry. Once more the happiness of seafarers is...
September 18th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More