Archive for the ‘Manning – Seafarers and Offshore’ Category

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

Can Shipping Ever be Fair?

Steven Jones Can Shipping Ever Be Fair?  by Steven Jones, Partner at McWatt and Jones At the International Seafarers Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN) www.seafarerswelfare.org #LISW2017 breakfast, there was one question which caused more debate than any other. That was whether there can ever be a...
September 18th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters
John Faraclas at Edem beach …Falifornia It is nearly a week now that the entire Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf is threatened from a maritime accident leading to a catastrophic pollution with incalculable repercussions on all sector of everyday day life – economic, environmental, financial,...
September 16th, 2017 | Associations, Corruption, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

SeafarerHelp named Shoreside Team of the Year

SeafarerHelp named Shoreside Team of the Year
… ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp, a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline which supports thousands of seafarers every year, was named ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ at last night’s 2017 Safety at Sea Awards, held during London International Shipping Week. Members of ISWAN and the SeafarerHelp...
September 13th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Joint Propeller Club Reception hears of anti-piracy team’s India nightmare

Joint Propeller Club Reception hears of anti-piracy team’s India nightmare
Cdr Ian Millen greeting guests The London Propeller Club and Liverpool and North-West Propeller Club co-hosted a successful reception earlier on tonight at the historic, grandly appointed premises of the Naval Club in Mayfair, during London International Shipping Week, LISW 2017; Anna Kaparaki was there...
September 12th, 2017 | Charity, Clubs, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

KVH Introduces Videotel Performance Manager, a Breakthrough Solution for Maritime Training

KVH Introduces Videotel Performance Manager, a Breakthrough Solution for Maritime Training
Mark Woodhead Combines award-winning content and a cutting-edge software platform for transforming a fleet’s training activities MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – September 11, 2017 – To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:...
September 11th, 2017 | HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

Shipping union RMT responds to Government pledge today to double maritime apprenticeships Inbox x

Shipping union RMT responds to Government pledge today to double maritime apprenticeships  Inbox x
Mick Cash Speaking from the TUC Congress in Brighton, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Whilst it is welcome that the Government have responded positively to RMT’s campaign for a major increase in ratings apprenticeships it will require action across the industry, and, crucially, trade...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents
Aron Frank Sørensen of BIMCO.  BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries. Lifeboat accidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries are all too frequent,...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Books, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Chennai 6 Awareness Film and Family Impact Statement Released

Chennai 6 Awareness Film and Family Impact Statement Released
HRAS-Chennai-6-FIS-Lisa-Dunn-Front-Cover = Family Impact Statement, Lisa Dunn Human Rights at Sea continues to support the case of the crew of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, including the British maritime security guards who were detained on 12th October 2013 in the Indian Port of Tuticorin for possession...
September 5th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Merchant Navy Day 2017

Merchant Navy Day 2017
Mick Cash Merchant Navy Day 2017 – Celebrating our history and ensuring a future for merchant seafarers RMT SOS2020 CAMPAIGN TO HOLD EVENTS IN SOUTH SHIELDS AND PORTSMOUTH ON SATURDAY Ratings union the RMT will join the annual Merchant Navy Day celebrations on 3rd September 2017 by flying the Red...
August 30th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

Minister praises multi-million pound offshore and maritime training facility

Eddie Smiley, Clyde Training Solutions, and Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse Scottish Government Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP has hailed the success of marine and offshore safety specialists Clyde Training Solution’s new state-of-the-art facility. The multi-million pound...
August 30th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Vroon and Seagull Maritime create training agreement

Vroon and Seagull Maritime create training agreement
l to r: Mr. Eric Rikken, Managing Director, Vroon, Mr. Lennart Ripke, Area Sales Manager, Seagull Germany and Mr. Diederic van Keulen, Head of Crewing, Vroon. – Picture provided by Vroon from signing of agreement. The international shipping company, Vroon, has recently signed a fleetwide agreement...
August 28th, 2017 | Academia, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More