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MLC, 2006 Grievances: A Flag State Perspective

Captain John Hafner, International Registries, Inc., provides feedback on how the Maritime Labour Convention, which became effective four years ago, has succeeded in  improving working & living conditions on board. 

Measuring seafarers welfare

The Seafarers Happiness Index 2017 Q4 presented thought-provoking statistics regarding seafarers welfare, establishing a downward trend which raised important discussions as to what can be done to address this decline.

Women in maritime: How to encourage participation

This is a story of what a woman in maritime can do; a pathway towards overtaking the difficult conditions navigating the male-dominated maritime industry. From the importance of mentoring to the need for equal training.

How to achieve Wellness at Sea

Mental health and wellbeing are issues playing out regardless of whether they are ashore or onboard. The way a crew member may experience life onboard with other seafarers, himself or his workload is thus related to him or her as individual, multi-dimensional human being.

How to eliminate sexual harassment onboard

Sexual harassment irrespective of what, how and against whom, is against the law; the victim and the perpetrator can be males or females, of the same or opposite sex. What is the shipping industry’s adjustment to this topic?

USCG welcomes fourth active female surfman

Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, became the fourth active female surfman in USCG, after receiving the surfman designation, the highest certification in US Coast Guard small boat operation, which allows rescue boat coxswains to operate in extreme weather and sea conditions.

Shipowners’ liabilities and seafarer compensation under MLC

UK MCA issued a marine guidance note outlining key points in shipowner liability following the implementation of MLC Convention 2006, in connection with the loss or foundering of the ship; financial security to assure compensation in the event of death or long-term disability of a seafarer due to occupational injury; and liability for burial/ cremation costs.

Certification requirements for seafarers in Polar waters

As of 01 July 2018, Masters, Chief Mates, and Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch onboard ships operating in polar waters must be qualified in accordance with STCW Convention Regulation V/4 and meet the standard of competence for training found in the STCW Code Section A-V/4.

RMI updates its report of personal injury or loss of life

This report shall be submitted to the Maritime Administration as soon after the occurrence of the casualty as possible. The form should be completed by the Master or person in charge or, if neither is available, by the owner of his duty authorized agent.

First edition of Seafarers Happiness Index launched

The Mission to Seafarers, in cooperation with the project founder Steven Jones, have released the first edition of the Seafarers Happiness Index, which was relaunched in 2017. The SHI initiative aims to discover seafarers’ thoughts and opinions on important welfare issues such as shore leave, wages, food, training, social interaction and family contact.


Is the maritime industry doing enough to attract young talent?

Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
small boat operations
Injury during small boat operations
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Largest salvage company created in Mediterranean
maersk honam
Fire-damaged ‘Maersk Honam’ will be towed to Jebel Ali
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
antwerp shore power
Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships
ships energy efficiency
Wallem’s experience with energy saving systems
nitrogen in ocean
Human activity increases inputs of nitrogen to oceans by 50%
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
maritime blockchain lab
LR, BLOC to create maritime blockchain lab
Cyber security in the EU GDPR framework
maintenance vital
Revolutionising condition monitoring to protect the bottom line
CIC Detentions PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou detentions
Ships detained in Paris MoU during February
safety of navigation cic
Tokyo MoU presents preliminary results of Safety of Navigation CIC
requirements for vessels
Requirements for vessels calling in Australia, China, Europe & USA
CSR Shipping Sustainability
china plans combat drills
China plans combat drills in South China Sea
ports sustainability
1,000 ports commit to UN Sustainable Development Goals
uk shipping
UK shipping to face many changes in the future
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
us and china trade
US, China trade war raises concerns for shipping
port corpus christi
Port Corpus Christi to accommodate more Suezmaxes
antwerp shore power
Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships