2011 August

Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

On August 12th, 2011

GENEVA (ILO News) – On 11 August 2011 the Government of Antigua and Barbuda communicated to the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Antigua and Barbuda is the third Caribbean country, after the Bahamas and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, to ratify the MLC, 2006...

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Technical Cooperation Agreement for the Use, Maintenance and Updating of Class Rules (RCB Class-ICS Class)

On August 11th, 2011

A “Technical cooperation agreement for the use, maintenance and updating of class rules” was signed in Havana-Cuba on August 29, 2011 between the Cuban Register of Shipping (RCB Class) and Intermaritime Certification Services (ICS Class). This agreement includes the exchange of technical information between both classification societies during the process of revision and updating of..

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Underwater archaeologists discover shipwreck believed to be from Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet

On August 9th, 2011

A team of leading U.S. archaeologists have discovered the wreckage of a ship they believe to be part of Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet at the mouth of the Chagres River in Panama. Near the Lajas Reef, where Morgan lost five ships in 1671, including his flagship "Satisfaction," the team uncovered roughly 52x22 feet of..

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Panama Ratified the Agreement on Ballast Water

On August 9th, 2011

Panama has the world's largest record with more than 9 000 vessels flying the national flag. Fishermen on the Caspian Sea, located between Europe and Asia, they noticed a change in the marine ecosystem. Throwing nets and pulled species were not common. After several scientific studies have found that these new species and marine organisms..

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