Archive for the ‘Manning – Seafarers and Offshore’ Category

HRAS News: UK Anti Slavery Day – 18 October 2018

HRAS News: UK Anti Slavery Day – 18 October 2018
UK Anti Slavery Day – 18 October 2018 Thursday 18th of October is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK. While many may think slavery is a thing of the past, modern slavery is estimated to be a £115 billion industry. Human trafficking is an intertwined issue with modern slavery, with the ILO estimating 21 million...
October 19th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity, Communication, Corruption, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover over attack on sickness procedures

RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover over attack on sickness procedures
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT has announced that it is in dispute with P&O Dover after it unilaterally imposed and refused to withdraw a new sickness procedure. The union wrote to P&O asking the company to withdraw their sickness toolkit policy until such time as a formal agreement can be agreed...
October 19th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail | Read More

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide
.. KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical...
October 17th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

A new MCA Seafarer Training Centre and Crew Residence Opens in Phuket

A new MCA Seafarer Training Centre and Crew Residence Opens in Phuket
Anthony Gould AFNI FRGS, Chairman and CEO Galileo Maritime Academy has this month announced the completion of its new architect designed professional crew training centre and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand.  The “T” shaped buildings comprise state-of-the-art training and recreation rooms, a...
October 11th, 2018 | Academia, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments
10 October 2018 – London OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club Publication released on World Mental Health Day to promote the recognition of mental wellbeing as a key component of the health of seafarers, who live and work in conditions which sometimes generate not only...
October 9th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

First Navigator The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend 2018 in Chios

First Navigator The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend 2018 in Chios
l to r: Cadets with the Harbour Master of Chios Captain (HCG) Irene Argiri, Danae Bezantakou, Dr.George D. Pateras, Commander (HCG) Panteleimon Vatousis, Director of the Oinoussian Deck Officers Merchant Marine Academy, Athena Kanellatou from platinium sponsor Macgregor and Capt. Dimitris Bezantakos The...
October 2nd, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Pollution | Read More

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck
Mick Cash Scottish ferry union RMT today expressed concern at the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from low-cost operator Seatruck to meet short term freight capacity demand on publicly subsidised Northern Isles ferry routes currently operated by Serco NorthLink. RMT General Secretary,...
September 17th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

IMarEST releases report on the human impact of autonomous ships

IMarEST releases report on the human impact of autonomous ships
… In a major piece of research, the IMarEST’s Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Special Interest Group sought to gauge the potential impacts of self-governing ships and plot out a new course for the shipping industry’s valued workforce. Autonomous technologies could create a competitive advantage...
September 13th, 2018 | Associations, HR, IMarEST, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Full speed ahead for Triton 5 project

Full speed ahead for Triton 5 project
Horacio Vasquez The latest episode of the Project Triton book and cartoon series will be launched in October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Madrid, Athens and the Norwegian city of Tromsø. It will be the fifth edition of Project Triton, an initiative with the aim of awakening in children their interest in the...
September 4th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Photography | Read More

V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing

V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing
Photo by Will Reddaway [WR Photography]World’s leading provider of marine support services engages Accenture to redesign crew management and seafarer experience London, August 20 2018: V.Group, the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, announced today that...
August 20th, 2018 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

Charity wants to hear your memories of the sea

Charity wants to hear your memories of the sea
Picture of Kit Gibson (left) and Jonah Gibson (right) making memories and building sandcastles on a family holiday A 200 year old maritime charity is calling on people to share their memories of the sea to highlight our connection and dependence on the sea. Stuart Rivers, Sailors’ Society’s CEO explained:...
August 17th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Photography, Reports | Read More

Experience the future of ship management – Hanseaticsoft to launch Crewing 2.0 at SMM Hamburg 2018

Experience the future of ship management – Hanseaticsoft to launch Crewing 2.0 at SMM Hamburg 2018
… Experience the future of ship management Hanseaticsoft to launch Crewing 2.0 at SMM Hamburg 2018 4th– 7th September 2018 6 August 2018 – Hanseaticsoft GmbH a provider of innovative, cloud-based maritime software, is exhibiting at this year’s SMM in Hamburg, the leading international...
August 6th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Ireland-UK unions join forces over employment on Irish Sea ferries

Ireland-UK unions join forces over employment on Irish Sea ferries
.. British and Irish seafaring unions have called for an urgent meeting with Irish Ferries to discuss concerns over the pay and conditions of the crew that will work on a new ‘super-ferry’ due to come into service in the autumn. SIPTU, RMT and Nautilus trade unions have written to senior management...
July 31st, 2018 | HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

HRAS & University of Bristol publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ report

HRAS & University of Bristol publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ report
 HRAS & University of Bristol Publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ Report Tuesday 24 July 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea in partnership with University of Bristol Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Implementation Centre have published the first report on ‘Flag States and Human Rights’....
July 27th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

Survey launched on welfare needs of superyacht crew

Survey launched on welfare needs of superyacht crew
… The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is partnering with MHG Insurance Brokers to launch a survey of seafarers who work on superyachts to investigate welfare issues specific to the sector. Questions will be asked on food, cabins and communications, as well...
July 26th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security, Yachting | Read More

CTS Offshore and MARPRO announces partnership

CTS Offshore and MARPRO announces partnership
.. London based CTS Offshore offering in-situ afloat asset integrity services for the offshore and marine industries worldwide and MARPRO have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with MARPRO representing CTS Offshore in Scandinavia on an exclusive basis. MARPRO is a specialist...
July 23rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Energy, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Dynama: Consolidation in the offshore industry – what does it mean for workforce planning?

Dynama: Consolidation in the offshore industry – what does it mean for workforce planning?
Lee Clarke Consolidation in the offshore industry – what does it mean for workforce planning? According to Lee Clarke at Dynama, today’s mega mergers and alliances signal a tremendous business opportunity but what is the impact on workforce planning?  Here he takes us through the challenges and...
July 12th, 2018 | Energy, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

News from The Nautical Institute July 2018

News from The Nautical Institute July 2018
News from The Nautical Institute includes: The New issue of The Navigator (No.18) Meeting the new president Members Webminar on MASS and a few more than interesting reports and news; log on and tell us your views: NEW! Issue 18 of The Navigator Vessel...
July 12th, 2018 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More

More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives

More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives
The largest number of fatalities occur in construction British Safety Council pledges to campaign more vigorously for safe and healthy workplaces, as fatalities rise There were 144 work-related fatalities in Britain during 2017-18, an increase from 135 fatalities in the previous year, reported the Health...
July 10th, 2018 | Associations, Construction, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

ISWAN tackles stress and fatigue in new guidance for seafarers

ISWAN tackles stress and fatigue in new guidance for seafarers
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has launched a third Good Mental Health Guide for Seafarers entitled Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea.  Seafarers face unique challenges shared by few other professions – long periods away from home, living and...
July 9th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Pope hails work of seafarers on Sea Sunday

Pope hails work of seafarers on Sea Sunday
Pope Francis has prayed for seafarers and fishermen and their families as churches across the world celebrated Sea Sundayon July 8. “I pray for them and their families as well as for the chaplains and volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea,” the Pontiff said at the Sunday Angelus in St Peter’s...
July 8th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Partnership launched to tackle slavery at sea

Partnership launched to tackle slavery at sea
William Azuh (Head, Africa Section, International Maritime Organization), Simon O’Toole (AoS Chair of Trustees), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Captain Esteban Pacha (AoS Vice Chair of Trustees), Juvenal Shiundu (Senior Deputy Director, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organization). Seafarers’...
July 3rd, 2018 | Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/06/27

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/06/27
Carleen Lyden Walker NEW VENUE | NEW FORMAT | NEW IDEAS | NEW OPPORTUNITIES | NEW ERA Honoring the Mariner This week, we honor mariners and the contributions they make to transporting more than 90% of the world’s goods and energy.  They are the backbone of our industry, enabling ships to be the engine...
June 27th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

European social partners eager to make shipping more attractive for women seafarers

European social partners eager to make shipping more attractive for women seafarers
Martin Dorsman European Transport Workers Federation, (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have today discussed possible solutions to increase women’s participation in the shipping industry in Europe. Currently only 2% of the seafaring workforce available for the EU fleet...
June 26th, 2018 | Associations, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More