Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012
This Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issue 1/2012 in three parts with over 26 cases is a must-to-study and improve safety, research and development, needless to mention maritime education, training and mentorship! The MAIB examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on...
May 4th, 2012 | Books, Comment, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Joint HELMEPA – US Embassy initiative for Clean Beaches

Joint HELMEPA – US Embassy initiative for Clean Beaches
US Ambassador Daniel Smith and Helmepa's Chairman Dr. John Coustas in the centre Volunteers from the U.S. Embassy in Greece and the American Community School (ACS) of Athens gathered on Friday 27 April at Kavouri beach in Vouliagmeni to participate in a beach cleanup coordinated by the Hellenic Marine...
May 3rd, 2012 | Charity, Environment, Events, Politics and Government | Read More

Moore Stephens welcomes change of heart on tonnage tax trap

Moore Stephens welcomes change of heart on tonnage tax trap
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has welcomed the UK government’s decision to minimise the effect of new rules in Finance Bill 2012 which resulted in a potentially serious trap for existing UK shipowners entering tonnage tax. Finance Bill 2012 originally extended...
April 30th, 2012 | Comment, Politics and Government, Taxation | Read More

ITF demands reinstatement of sacked unionist in Malaysia port

Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang The ITF has called on a terminal operator in Malaysia to reinstate a worker who was sacked after he took part in a week of action. Megat Zamri, president of the West Ports Staff Union, which was set up to represent...
April 5th, 2012 | ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

New EU Council Regulation on Iranian Sanctions Sanctions March 2012

The widely anticipated Council Regulation implementing the latest round of European Union sanctions against Iran has now been published. Regulation No. 267/2012 came into force upon its publication on 24 March 2012 and gives effect to the Decision of the Council of the European Union of 23 January (2012/35/CFSP)....
March 27th, 2012 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

New development in fight against Somali piracy …

New development in fight  against Somali piracy …
SOS welcomes EU taking more robust action on Somali coast The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the extension of the EU counter- piracy operation until end 2014, and the  EU decision to broaden the scope of its naval operation in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean  by extending the naval forces’...
March 23rd, 2012 | HR, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 22 March 2012* – A day before the European Commission presents its proposal for regulating the dismantling of toxic end-of-life ships, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a Brussels-based coalition of environmental, labour rights and human rights organisations was invited to meet...
March 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, HR, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Perfect beaching.- <-- (full stop and period!)

Perfect beaching.-
The panel - on a l to r basis: Dr. Nikos Mikelis, Katy Ware, Paul Gunton, Jim Davis and Ingvild Jenssen John Faraclas reports from WISTA-UK’s  4th Annual debate to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2012 As I have been heavily involved since 1980 with the creation1  of the perfect Scrap...
March 20th, 2012 | Events, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Greece lighting – Opportunities amongst Financial Meltdown

Miranda Karali News stories on Greece over the past two years have been consistently full of doom and gloom. The figures certainly make for depressing reading. Never in recent times has a developed economy shrunk as quickly as Greece’s – 16 per cent in the last four years. And a further 6 per cent...
March 20th, 2012 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece
– H.E., The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis – We bring to the attention of our international viewers the letter of H.E. The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis in reply of the infamous advert by The Spectator magazine: EMBASSY OF GREECE, LONDON The Editor The Spectator 22 Old Queen Street London SW1H...
March 7th, 2012 | Featured, News, Politics and Government | Read More

647, good heavens – the market deeps down to…Hades!

647, good  heavens – the market deeps down to…Hades!
John Faraclas 647, yes you read correct! The 25 plus years low of the BDI on the 3rd of February is yet another milestone of an otherwise predictable market by the writer, …err John Faraclas, and the continuation of erroneous market predictions, assessments and failures by the hoi polloi of the...
February 27th, 2012 | Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers
Wednesday 22 February 2012 – Following Tuesday’s conference on Somali piracy organised by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and held at the IMO’s London headquarters, Giles Heimann, Chair of the SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** campaign, said: “We welcome the acknowledgement of the...
February 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Polemis: caution and prudence in all fronts

Polemis: caution and prudence in all fronts
The FT World Shipping Congress in Athens We bring you Spyros Polemis’ opening speech in its entirety and look forward your comments: Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentleman, When I last chaired a major shipping conference in Athens organised by the Financial Times, it was just a day or two...
February 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners
Veniamis re-elected! Theodore E. Veniamis Following the Annual Ordinary General Meeting of the UGS members, which took place last Wednesday the 8th of February at the Eugenides Foundation Mansion, the President Theodore E. Veniamis took the podium and reported on the activities of 2011, as well as ...
February 12th, 2012 | Associations, Headlines, News, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

MAJ officer returns with Doctorate in Marine Policy

Dr. Eric Deans The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is delighted to announce the return of its Director of Shipping Policy Eric Deans who has completed a Ph.D in Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. Dr. Deans is well known throughout the shipping industry and has worked for the Maritime Authority...
January 30th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government | Read More

CEOs targeted by anti-piracy campaign

 www.SaveOurSeafarers.com (SOS), the international anti-piracy initiative backed by 30 of the world’s largest maritime organisations, is to lobby support from business leaders to increase international pressure on Governments to take firmer action against Somali piracy. This violence and hostage-taking...
January 24th, 2012 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

IUA launches new London Market Americas Group

 A new London Market Group for companies writing business from the Americas has been set up in response to the region’s growing economic importance and to combat restrictive regulation. The International Underwriting Association’s Americas Committee will assist its members in monitoring all relevant...
December 13th, 2011 | Associations, Politics and Government | Read More

That C-word – Is Battling Corruption About to Get Tougher?

With interest we read the following from the Huffington Post; we leave the comments for you. Each year, 9 December is recognised worldwide as International Anti-Corruption Day. The year 2011 however is especially significant as we’ve seen corruption make it to the very top of the political agenda. In...
December 12th, 2011 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

European Union

Parliament approves €40 million for integrated maritime policy MEPs gave their green light Thursday to allocate a €40 million budget to integrated maritime policy pilot programmes and projects for 2011-2013. They struck an agreement with the Council at the first reading. “This financial regulation...
November 20th, 2011 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Ship-shape, the buzz word to save Greece et al

Ship-shape, the buzz word to save Greece et al
 “Ship-shape” is of nautical origin – c.17th century, based on the obligation of a sailor to keep his/her quarters arranged neatly and securely against the inevitable turbulence at sea. It also implies a neat and efficient packing to fit into the limited space typically allotted to service members...
November 8th, 2011 | News, Politics and Government | Read More