2012 January

Rest Hours: Up to 45% of watchkeepers fall asleep on the job!

On January 31st, 2012

Rest Hours:  Up to 45% of watchkeepers fall asleep on the job! Study reveals that seafarers working six-on, six-off watches fare worst for sleep QUOTE UP TO 45% of watchkeepers doze off at least briefly while on watch during a normal working week, according to experiments conducted in a major research project into fatigue at..

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IMO Secretary-General says that IMO is right body to deal with safety debate after Costa Concordia

On January 30th, 2012

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, speaking at the opening of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) today (30 January 2012), stated that IMO is the right international body to deal with safety of passenger ships and, in particular, a safety review after the Costa Concordia accident. He has included an additional item on “Passenger..

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Meeting in the IMO Sub-Committee on Stability, Load Lines and Fishing Vessel Safety (SLF)

On January 30th, 2012

Meeting in the IMO Sub-Committee on Stability, Load Lines and Fishing Vessel Safety (SLF) >From 16 to 20 January 2012, the IMO Sub-Committee on Stability, Load Lines and Fishing Vessel Safety (SLF) held its 54th session. Among the main items on the agenda were the following: Next generation of the Intact Stability Code In connection..

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New Handbooks: Social Security for Seafarers & Model National Provisions (Published 2012)

On January 26th, 2012

HANDBOOK-Guidance on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and Social Security for Seafarers Download: English First published 2012 Preface This handbook on social security has been prepared by the International Labour Office under the auspices of the ILO’s five year (2006-2011) Action Plan to achieve rapid and widespread and effective implementation of the Maritime Labour..

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Guidelines under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

On January 26th, 2012

Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for..

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Why training is essential for the enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

On January 26th, 2012

Why training is essential for the enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 “This training activity is related to flag State ship inspection which is not just important, it is essential for the enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006”. -Interview with Dominick Devlin, Special Advisor on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and one of..

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Maritime Labour Convention Inspectors Addressing the Human Element

On January 26th, 2012

Seafarers' rights must fully be implemented in accordance with MLC Convention Article IV of MLC, 2006 lays down the seafarers' employment and social rights. It is the responsibility of each Administration to ensure that the seafarers' rights provided under titles 1, 2, 3 and 4 of MLC, 2006 are fully implemented in accordance with the..

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2012 IMO PUBLICATIONS CATALOGUE

On January 24th, 2012

Dear Reader, Welcome to the 2012 edition of the IMO Publishing catalogue. Following the continued success of our digital products (e-books, CDs, electronic downloads and internet subscriptions) we have now added e-reader files to our range. E-reader files of our major sellers are available in English, with certain titles in French and Spanish. As you..

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STCW Fitness for Duty – Hours of Rest' Requirements

On January 23rd, 2012

As you are well aware of IMO has amended the "fitness for duty - hours of rest" requirements to provide watchkeeping officers aboard ships with sufficient rest periods at the Diplomatic Conference to adopt amendments to the STCW Convention, (successfully completed in Manila on 25-June-2010). Under the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, in full..

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Human Factors in Surveyor Training – Meeting the Challenge

On January 23rd, 2012

SuSi : Ship Survey Simulator Developed by DNV Classification society surveyors attend new vessels under construction, vessels damaged or under repair or annually for routine inspection while the vessels are in service. The surveyor's job is to ensure that vessels surveyed comply with the own rules of the class society and the statutory requirements of..

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