Tag archives: seafarers

ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew

The ITF and its member unions ver.di, the SUR (Seafarers’ Union of Russia) and MTWTU (Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine) are calling for a fast but reasoned ...

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance ...

MLC abandonment provisions coming into force: ITF comment

The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow.

ITF president Paddy Crumlin ...

Safety for gas-fuelled ships – new mandatory code enters into force

A new mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships ...

ITF: refusal of shore leave to Hanjin crews 'a denial of human rights'

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) described the refusal of shore leave to seafarers on board Hanjin ships in the USA as a denial of human rights – and praised the ...

UK P&I Club: "Seafarers’ Protection Act’ protects Filipino seafarers from ‘ambulance-chasing’ lawyers”

Tony Nicholson, Senior Claims Director at UK P&I Club, outlines concerns around the Philippine legal system and  praises the new ‘Seafarers Protection Act’. 

“Filipino seafarers make an immense contribution ...

MoU launches Concentrated Inspection Campaign on MLC,2006

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006). The aim of the CIC ...

ILO: MLC changes to protect seafarers and their families

Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has been confirmed that the Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006 ...

“Good preparation is essential to effective kidnap response management”

Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management, highlights the importance of preparation in kidnap response management ...

InterManager welcomes seafarers’ awareness week

InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship management, is giving its full support to this week’s Seafarers Awareness Week (20-26 June), co-ordinated by Seafarers UK ...

UK P&I Club: “Tackling hypertension – the silent killer”

Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of UK P&I Club’s PEME approved clinics in South Africa, provides medical insight into one of the marine industry’s ...

“Effective early management of diabetes allows seafarers to remain gainfully employed”

Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of UK P&I Club’s PEME (Pre-Employment Medical Examination), approved clinics in South Africa, provides valuable medical insight into one of ...

Act now to retain our seafarers, says InterManager

InterManager has welcomed the joint BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report, but says it should act as a wake-up call for the industry to address the issue of the accelerating shortage of ...

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report predicts potential shortage of almost 150,000 officers by 2025

Launched yesterday evening at the International Maritime Organization, the latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report forecasts a serious future shortage in the supply of seafarers.  The report identifies:

  • A current ...

InterManager places human element at top of the agenda at CMA

The international ship managers’ body, InterManager, has reaffirmed its support for the welfare of seafarers, described as the “heart and soul” of shipping, at The Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping ...

UK P&I PEME Programme expands clinic network to include Russia

The PEME Programme, part of UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention department, announces an expansion of its existing clinic network to include Russia through the services of AP Companies ...

New report from The Swedish Club shines light on vessel claims

The life of seafarers is never straightforward, and as a new report from The Swedish Club shows, the hazards and job complexities they face are very much dependent on the ...

ICS welcomes progress on ILO seafarers’ identity documents convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization (ILO), co-ordinated employers’ representatives at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee on ...

STCW 2010 - employers need to be ready, says ICS

The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017 ...

North P&I Club warns on potential dangers of new technology on ships

North P&I Club has warned its members that despite the enormous benefits of digital technology on and around ships, there may also be some downsides.  In addition to its ...

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