Tag archives: seafarers

Rescue of migrants at sea is a legal and humanitarian obligation, says ICS

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the ...

North P&I Club advises shipowners on safety and commercial measures to reduce ebola risks

The 180 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club is advising shipowner members to take great care to protect the health of their crew members when calling at ebola-affected ...

Dangerous Times: "Fire Fighting at Sea"

Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers. As a result, Videotel, the leader in maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched ...

Global shipping bodies issue Ebola virus advice

Three global shipping organisations recently issued guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus.

The ICS (International Chamber of ...

Genco comments on Genco Challenger

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited noted with regret an occurrence on the Genco Challenger, a vessel owned by the Company’s subsidiary Genco Challenger Limited. An altercation occurred on-board the vessel ...

Looming seafarer shortage will challenge carrier profitability

The current shortage of officer corps seafarers is forecast to worsen and risks impacting carrier profitability, according to Drewry’s recently published Manning 2014 Annual Report.

Owners and managers need ...

Seacurus debates MLC abandonment insurance issues with UK Trade Minister

During a recent tour of north-east England, Lord Livingston, the UK’s Minister for Trade and Investment, visited the Gateshead headquarters of Seacurus which, in April 2013, launched CrewSEACURE, the ...

Crowley puts mariner health and wellness first with Future Care

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it has entered a partnership with Future Care, Inc. to ensure that the company’s active mariners are receiving the best possible health care while ...

SRI welcomes IMO endorsement of ongoing work on fair treatment of seafarers

The Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organisation has endorsed continuing work to promote as widely as possible the application of the 2006 Guidelines on the fair treatment of seafarers ...

Thome boosts its presence in South East Asia by opening Myanmar manning agency

Thome Group, a global leader in quality ship management, has underlined its commitment to the burgeoning South East Asian shipping cluster by opening a Crew Recruitment and Placement Services Agency ...

North P&I Club stresses the importance of a working language on ships

The 180 million GT North P&I Club has reminded shipowners of the importance of making sure that an appropriate working language is used on their ships and that seafarers ...

Seacurus calls for speedy implementation of MLC amendments

Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has welcomed the agreement to include in the Maritime Labour Convention unpaid crew wages in the event of abandonment, and has called for the earliest ...

Agreement takes MLC into new stage

The ITF has praised decision at the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva  to build on the success of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by including in it new mechanisms ...

Europe’s shipping sector welcomes new facilitations for seafarers under the revision of the EU Visa Code

The European Community of Shipowners’ Associations, representing the interests of the national shipowners’ associations of the EU and Norway, and CLIA Europe, representing Europe’s cruise industry, welcome the proposal ...

ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly basic wage figure for able seafarers from ...

Guidance on security certification for seafarers agreed

Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties has been agreed by IMO, to address practical difficulties seafarers have reportedly experienced in ...

London Club stresses need to observe passage planning and weather information

The London P&I Club says it has seen a rise over the past twelve months in the number of deficiencies relating to Temporary and Preliminary (T&P) notices to ...

MOL bulker C.S. Sunshine rescues 24 seafarers off Guam

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.  announced that its operated coal carrier C. S. Sunshine, while steaming some 700km west of Guam on January 20, rescued all 24 Chinese crewmembers ...

New Zealand: SeaCert Rules signed

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has signed into law the Maritime Rules giving effect to SeaCert – a major overhaul of the certification process for New Zealand seafarers.

SeaCert is the new ...

Evergreen's EVER SUMMIT rescues Indian seafarers in South China Sea

The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's 7,024-TEU containership EVER SUMMIT successfully rescued sixteen Indian seafarers in the South China Sea on January 20.

At 14:00 that ...

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