2015 June

Lim Ki-Tack next IMO secretary-general

On June 30th, 2015

Voting went through five rounds to decide who will replace Koji Sekimizu at year end LIM Ki-Tack has been elected as the next secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization in a ballot that went to the wire. With six candidates in the running  it took five rounds of voting before Mr Lim was able to..

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VIKING Saatsea Courses Get Flag Approval

On June 26th, 2015

VIKING Saatsea gets flag-state approval for new onboard STCW e-training and certification management system VIKING Saatsea gets flag-state approval for new onboard STCW e-training and certification management system (2)   VIKING Saatsea has achieved flag state approval for its STCW on-board training solution with refresher modules according to new STCW 2010 Manila Amendments. The approval..

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SRI, ITF release education videos on day of the seafarer

On June 26th, 2015

Helping seafarers understand their rights under the MLC 2006 Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) marked the Day of the Seafarer by launching a series of short films to help seafarers understand their rights under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). Produced by SRI, the animated films were commissioned by..

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MLC – How to Complain

On June 26th, 2015

Video by Seafarers’ Rights International, ITF Source: SRI

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MLC – Seafarer’s Employment Agreement

On June 26th, 2015

Video by Seafarers’ Rights International, ITF Source: SRI

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Overview of the Maritime Labour Convention

On June 26th, 2015

Video by Seafarers’ Rights International, SRI Source: SRI

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Conditions of entry for vessels arriving at US

On June 26th, 2015

Effective July 06th, 2015 The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has recently announced that, effective 6 July 2015 it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States (US) from any port in the Republic of the Gambia during their last five (5) port calls. The following countries are affected by the..

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USCG to Impose Conditions of Entry on Vessels from Gambia

On June 26th, 2015

The policy will become effective July 6, 2015   The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a notice stating that, effective 6 July, it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States after having called at any port in the Republic of the Gambia during their last five port calls. In summary,..

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SOLAS Amendments Agreed for Onboard Lifting

On June 24th, 2015

By MarEx 2015-06-22 23:04:12 After more than eight years work, IMO member states have agreed there is a need for an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention covering onboard lifting appliances – cranes, loose gear and winches. This month’s meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee saw a majority of member states..

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Know the dangers of coal cargoes

On June 23rd, 2015

West of England P&I Club issues Safety Alert on the potential dangers The West of England P&I Club issued a Loss Prevention Safety Alert to remind seafarers of the potential hazards that exist with coal, and also to provide practical advice on managing the risk. Coal is a potentially hazardous cargo and serious incidents continue..

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