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Plan to sell London’s Polish Hearth Club is quashed by members

Plan to sell London’s Polish Hearth Club is quashed by members
Basia Hamilton Overwhelming vote foreshadows new leadership for Kensington-based institution By James Brewer An extraordinary situation faces the Polish Hearth Club in London, following its extraordinary general meeting when a convincing vote overturned a decision of a few weeks ago to put the club premises...
May 30th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, News | Read More

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions upgrades Fleetweb to include sea crimes alerts

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions upgrades Fleetweb to include sea crimes alerts
Fleetweb 1 Online application now includes sea crime data from GAC Protective Solutions GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions, the world-leading alliance between the GAC Group and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), has unveiled a new feature of its Fleetweb online application to alert...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment, News, Oceanology, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

European Maritime Day 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden

European Maritime Day 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden
As associate in the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/ Mediterranean Environment Program (H2020CB/MEP), HELMEPA was invited to participate in the events of European Maritime Day 2012 which took place in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden on 21st and 22nd May. This year’s Conference was themed “Sustainable...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

First in Class to Hit 200 Million Gross Ton Record ClassNK Marks Historic World Milestone

Noburu Ueda London – Leading classification society ClassNK officially announced that its register had surged past the 200 million gross ton mark on 28 May 2012. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda announced the historic achievement at a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment...
May 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – IMO Maritime Safety Committee interim guidance for private maritime security companies * Norway, all ports – Pilots’ strike update * Singapore, Singapore – Working period extended...
May 29th, 2012 | Bunkering, IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths

Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths
  Avalon's Thor Lake mining camp makes use of solar panels Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths Early mover Avalon Rare Metals prepares to meet demand for non-China resources. By James Brewer Rare earths are a class of metals vital to everyday...
May 29th, 2012 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘My ship is coming in’ – steaming slowly

‘My ship is coming in’ – steaming slowly
James Brewer ‘My ship is coming in’ – steaming slowly. And the industry is taking up the new virtual arrival system slowly, too. By James Brewer Shipping as a whole is moving only gingerly towards wider adoption of the so-called ‘virtual arrival clause’ – the latest endeavour to tackle high...
May 28th, 2012 | Bunkering, Legal, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – Restricted anchorage adjacent to Fujairah territorial waters United Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – New Marine Operational Manual India, Mumbai – Naval...
May 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Renting an iPad at Posidonia

Renting an iPad at Posidonia
Coming to Posidonia? You can leave your laptop or tablet back home! An innovative travel service has started in Athens, offering travelers and visitors the option to rent Apple’s best selling gadget, the iPad. TravelPad Guides will be offering  travelers an Apple iPad with unlimited 3G Internet...
May 28th, 2012 | Executive Travel, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register’s Energy business curates ‘Spotlight on Energy’ event

The UK Government Minister in charge of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Charles Hendry, MP, supported by Energy’s newly appointed Director, John Wishart, provided the opening speeches to a packed agenda with a cross-section of media editors in attendance. Discussions centred on...
May 28th, 2012 | Energy, Environment | Read More

ICS meets in Australia

ICS meets in Australia
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its Annual General Meeting in Port Douglas, Queensland, from 24 to 25 May, hosted by the Australian Shipowners’ Association.  The meeting was held back-to-back with the AGM of the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) which...
May 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

HELMEPA’s message for Clean Beaches materialised by Students and Professors of Merchant Marine Academy/Μacedonia

The...catch On the occasion of the “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign”, currently implemented by HELMEPA and The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust – The LRET in Thessaloniki, the Merchant Marine Academy (Α.Ε.Ν.)of Macedonia in Nea Mihaniona took the initiative and organized...
May 28th, 2012 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Search starts for new CEO for IMCA

Hugh Williams The search has started for a new Chief Executive for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), following Hugh Williams’s decision to retire at the end of 2012 after ten years in post. “One of my roles as President is to chair the Overall Management Committee that the...
May 28th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Art that heals, art that unites; art is truth!

Greek painters of Istanbul* The subject of this book** which has been painstakingly and loving prepared by Mayda Saris, is about Greek painters who were either born in Istanbul or raised there. A unique work which sets the example for more to be done and conquer the freedom and peace of reality; this...
May 27th, 2012 | Books, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – World Holidays: 27 May-9 June 2012 Chile, Quintero – Tsunami Drill DATE: May 26, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 27 May-9 June 2012 Public holidays around the world...
May 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted improvements of up to 62% in results from Port State Control inspections. The improvement comes as SKANReg – operational since 2005 – steps up its bid to attain...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

New Zealand flags foreign-owned fishing vessels

Maritime unions have widely welcomed the decision by the New Zealand government to ban foreign-owned vessels from fishing in its waters. The move, based on concern about the exploitation of crew on foreign-flagged vessels, means that foreign charter vessels fishing in New Zealand waters will have to...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

UK dock contract dispute sparks international reaction

  Dockers at Tilbury took action over “follow the ship” contract A contract dispute in the UK port of Tilbury could escalate to an international level, after the repeated refusal of management to engage in genuine dialogue with the union.   Workers at the Enterprise Distribution...
May 26th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hafslund Nett selects DNV KEMA

Kjell Eriksson DNV KEMA DNV KEMA has been selected by Hafslund Nett to provide independent quality assurance of a smart meter roll out project. Hafslund Nett is the Distribution System Operator (DSO) in the Oslo area and will install about 550 000 smart meters by 2017. The Norwegian authorities have...
May 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

The Hamburg School of Business Administration new educational fully accredited programmes in maritime management

The Hamburg School of Business Administration new educational fully accredited programmes in maritime management
Professor Orestis Schinas replying to questions Last Thursday Professor Orestis Schinas of the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) presented in the Piraeus Marine Club, a new fully accredited postgraduate programme in Shipping. HSBA is offering the MBA-Shipping, a part-time course aiming...
May 26th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Guidance for private maritime security companies agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 Briefing: 17, May 25, 2012 ​Interim guidance to private maritime security companies (PMSCs) was agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), when it met at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 90th session from...
May 25th, 2012 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Taiwan Australia, Brisbane – Port charges to increase Bunker Update – 25/05/12 DATE: May 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT:...
May 25th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Passenger ship safety recommendations agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Passenger ship safety recommendations agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 Briefing: 18, May 25, 2012 Recommended interim measures aimed at enhancing the safety of passenger ships, in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident in January, were agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), when it met at...
May 25th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, IMO | Read More

Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release system

We would like to recommend Members with vessels fitted with Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release systems to verify their systems are in good operational condition. Following a recent incident involving a Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release system, the Isle of Man has issued Shipping Notice...
May 25th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Children envisage our Planet in vibrant colors!

Children envisage our Planet in vibrant colors!
1st prize The young volunteers of the “HELMEPA Junior” environmental program showed us that they wish to live on a planet whose colors far surpass just those of grey and black. This is the conclusion that ensues from the artworks submitted as part of the 2011-2012 Panhellenic Drawing Competition...
May 25th, 2012 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, News | Read More