Archive for the ‘Manning – Seafarers and Offshore’ Category

IMCA publishes ROV personnel and Vehicle stats

IMCA publishes ROV personnel and Vehicle stats
Richard Benzie The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has long collected information both on personnel working on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and also on the types of ROV in operation. There has now been a thorough reassessment of the original reported data going back to 2010 in...
August 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Construction, Environment, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, the Red Ensign will be flown ashore to raise awareness of our dependence as an island nation on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. The Red Ensign has since 1854 been the official flag...
August 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

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

Personal Training and Service Record Book’ Publication

Personal Training and Service Record Book’ Publication
Personal Training and Service Record Book ICS PUBLISHES NEW PERSONAL TRAINING AND SERVICE RECORD BOOK FOR SEAFARERS The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its widely used Personal Training and Service Record Book, to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain...
August 7th, 2017 | Associations, Books, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | 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

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

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers
Mark Dickinson The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Latest version of free app for seafarers to help combat mental health and physical illness

Latest version of free app for seafarers to help combat mental health and physical illness
Some of the recipes you can make on the Wellness at Sea app The latest version of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea app for seafarers hopes to further combat high rates of cardiovascular conditions and mental health disorders among seafarers. The enhancements to the free app, sponsored by Bernhard...
July 24th, 2017 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | 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

More must be done to provide connectivity for our Seafarers

More must be done to provide connectivity for our Seafarers
Picture credit: The Mission to Seafarers London, 14th July 2017 – Seafarers can be on vessels for months at a time, while at home the world keeps turning without them. It is not unusual for the men and women manning the global fleet to miss Christmases and birthdays, family milestones such as first...
July 14th, 2017 | Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | 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

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | 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

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed
MT Ocean Pride washing water “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed...
July 4th, 2017 | Charity, Corruption, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

King George’s Fund for Sailors (Seafarers UK) to Celebrate 100th Birthday on 5 July

King George’s Fund for Sailors (Seafarers UK) to Celebrate 100th Birthday on 5 July
King George V at the helm of HMY Britannia A charity set up in the midst of World War One to assist families of seafarers lost or injured at sea will be one hundred years old on 5 July. Charting the charity’s history, a ‘Centenary Timeline’ – www.seafarers.uk/timeline – identifies...
June 30th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession

IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the short term concession by the Home Office to immigration rules concerning seafarers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects. However, IMCA notes that the recent change by the Home Office...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

The New World

The New World
Frank Coles, CEO Transas A message from Frank Coles, CEO of Transas on the International Day of the Seafarer 23 June 2017: On this day of recognition, I would like to celebrate the women and men who commit their careers and their lives to being at sea for extended periods of time. The future facing...
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, IMO, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
Mick Cash SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, this Sunday 25 June 2017, in recognition of the vital role of 1.5 million seafarers in transporting billions of tonnes of goods and equipment and hundreds of millions of passenger across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, IMO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017

GSCC’s Annual Report 2016-2017
The Baltic Exchange where the GSCC offices Viewers can find herebelow the link for the Annual Report 2016-2017 of the G.S.C.C., which is prefaced by the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 22nd June 2017, at the Baltic Exchange. From the Chairman: Dear...
June 21st, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK P&I Club continues to invest in seafarer welfare

UK P&I Club continues to invest in seafarer welfare
To date more than 1,000 seafarers have benefited from Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea coaching programme, equipping them to better cope with the stresses of life at sea Leading P&I insurance provider renews its support of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme for a further year The...
June 20th, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Express Pegasus ferry maneuvering at Mesta port in Chios

Express Pegasus ferry maneuvering at Mesta port in Chios
The “Express Pegasus” maneuvering at Mesta Port in Chios, Greece Here is one more video by Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou with maneuvering of a roro/ferry, The Express Pegasus” of Hellenic Seaways at the southern port of Mesta on the Greek island of Chios in the eastern Aeagn Sea taken...
June 19th, 2017 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)
15 June 2017 – Ten days to Day of the Seafarer 2017 …..to kick off our ten day countdown, IMO is launching a brand new Day of the Seafarer quiz, testing your knowledge of ports, maritime affairs and IMO instruments. Take the quiz and share your score on FaceBook and Twitter! With only ten days...
June 15th, 2017 | IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

RMT SOS 2020 Demo at Streamline in Aberdeen this morning

RMT SOS 2020 Demo at Streamline in Aberdeen this morning
RMT SOS 2020 demonstration in Aberdeen Harbour against Streamline Shipping this morning.  Maritime union RMT stepping up the pressure on shipping companies who charter vessels with crew working on board for rates of pay below the legal UK minimum wage.
June 14th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

CIC on MLC,2006 has achieved its goal of creating more awareness

CIC on MLC,2006 has achieved its goal of creating more awareness
Richard Schiferli Port State Control Officers in the Paris MoU region have performed a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2016. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards for working and living...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Offshore rig market must drill deeper to achieve a lasting turnaround, says MSI

Offshore rig market must drill deeper to achieve a lasting turnaround, says MSI
MSI’s James Frew Analyst begins quarterly sector coverage by contrasting recent market optimism with the impact of rig utilisation rates on near-term earnings London, June 6, 2017. Maritime Strategies International (MSI), a leading independent research and consultancy, has forecast a challenging...
June 6th, 2017 | Drill ships, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More