Archive for the ‘Manning – Seafarers and Offshore’ Category

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman

The Killing of Fesaitu Riamkau: A Fijian Crewman
15 January 2019 Any advice for people going to sea? “It’s up to them. Anything can happen at sea.” Munivai Taukave Lorenti London.UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes a new redacted case study, including witness statements detailing the background to the killing of Fesaitu Riamkau in Panama,...
January 16th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges
ITF’s Stephen Cotton, WMU’s Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Picture credits IMO Launch of ITF-WMU report: Transport 2040: Automation, Technology and Employment – the Future of Work ​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need...
January 15th, 2019 | Associations, Events, HR, IMO, ITF, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Technology | Read More

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling

RMT to take demands for a fair deal for workers on BREXIT Ferry contracts direct to Chris Grayling
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT will be taking the demands for a fair deal for British workers on Government Brexit ferry contracts direct to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday morning. RMT will be holding a protest outside the DfT at 10am on Friday 11th January (Department for Transport, Great...
January 8th, 2019 | Claims, Cruise Ferry, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Behavioural Competency Assessment

Behavioural Competency Assessment
In recent decades, the maritime industry has increasingly focused on ‘behaviour’ in relation to safety and operational performance.  This has, for the most part, been driven by the need to understand the ‘human element’ in many incidents, accidents and trends. A joint initiative between Intertanko...
December 17th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message – Call to action on seafarers’ mental health

The Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message – Call to action on seafarers’ mental health
London, December 13, 2018 – The Mission to Seafarers has reaffirmed its commitment to developing new mental health services in 2019 in response to increasing concerns around mental wellbeing at sea. Speaking to many leading industry figures, including the UK Shipping Minister, at its annual Festival...
December 13th, 2018 | Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry
Mick Cash RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s figures are helpful in demonstrating,...
December 12th, 2018 | Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Seafarer survives four days at sea with fractured spine after fall

Seafarer survives four days at sea with fractured spine after fall
Seafarer Adriano Gicos is recovering in hospital with support from Sailors’ Society port chaplain Ailton De Souza A Filipino seafarer is recovering in hospital after fracturing his spine falling from a ladder on 14 November. Adriano Gicos, 55, was descending into the ship’s hold when he slipped...
December 4th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

European maritime sector receives EU funding for a ‘SkillSea’ project for sectoral co-operation on maritime skills

European maritime sector receives EU funding for a ‘SkillSea’ project for sectoral co-operation on maritime skills
The European Commission will co-finance the project ‘Futureproof Skills for the Maritime transport sector (SkillSea)’ as publicly announced at a signature ceremony hosted by the EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, on 20 November 2018. The project aims to develop strategies to identify and meet...
November 21st, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Improved Crew Evaluation System

Improved Crew Evaluation System
.. Personnel recruitment in the maritime sector has to comply with international and national requirements regarding the competence levels expected for rank. Shortage of qualified seafarers, especially officers, have been identified as a global issue that is likely to worsen in the future. For Crew Managers...
November 20th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

UK Shipping Minister Joins Prestigious Line-Up of Readers at Mission to Seafarers’ Carol Service

UK Shipping Minister Joins Prestigious Line-Up of Readers at Mission to Seafarers’ Carol Service
London, November 19, 2018 – International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, today announced that the UK shipping minister Nusrat Ghani MP has been confirmed as a reader at this year’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, sponsored by Shell. Ms Ghani joins a number of other well-known...
November 19th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have extended their deepest condolences to the family of a seafarer killed in Dublin, Ireland, while lashing and securing containers, and said this case proves...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents | Read More

ITF welcomes the Manila statement about the fair treatment of seafarers

ITF welcomes the Manila statement about the fair treatment of seafarers
The ITF HQ’s in London International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) general secretary Stephen Cotton, and a delegation of ITF unions, is at a regional meeting in Manila, the Philippines, of Asia’s leading seafaring nations that has agreed the first ‘Manila statement on the fair treatment...
November 14th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

InterManager urges crew to help identify enclosed space solutions

InterManager urges crew to help identify enclosed space solutions
Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector, has launched a campaign to encourage seafarers to think about safety issues when working in enclosed spaces and to identify measures which they believe would reduce risks. Announcing the campaign during...
November 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

V.Group to launch Seafarer app, showcase new Manila training facilities at Crew Connect

V.Group to launch Seafarer app, showcase new Manila training facilities at Crew Connect
Photo by Will Reddaway Project to transform crew management and seafarer experience reaches first major milestone with enhanced training and digital experience for seafarers London, November 07 2018: This week V.Group, the world’s leading provider of marine support services, has announced that it...
November 7th, 2018 | Bunkering, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

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