Maritime subjects are set to be included on a new Leadership in the Public Sector course being developed by the training arm of the UN system, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. This was decided during a UNITAR meeting at IMO Headquarters, London, where a task force, including IMO, was created to develop the course.
Nicole Langosch has been appointed as captain in the vessel AIDAsol. As a result she became the first woman in the position of captain in the AIDA fleet. Currently, AIDA Cruises employs 14 female nautical officers aboard its fleet.
The number of Indian seafarers that are working on Indian and foreign-flagged ships has surpassed 150,000 for the first time, with 37,259 getting employment during the last three years, India’s maritime administration, the Directorate General of Shipping, informed.
ITF informed that the International Bargaining Forum concluded the final round of negotiations for the 2019-2022 IBF Framework Agreement. ITF and JNG met in Manila from February 19-22 2018, for the final round of negotiations for the creation of the new IBF Framework Agreement.
The UK MCA issued a Merchant Shipping Notice containing the detailed mandatory requirements specified by the Secretary of State under the Merchant Shipping (MLC) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018, giving also guidance on the application of the Regulations.
The Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention was adopted in 2003 with the aim to enhance maritime security worldwide by establishing a reliable international system for positively identifying professional seafarers and providing them with trustworthy biometric identification documents.
Seafarers UK charity has published a new infographic illustrating the UK’s reliance on seafarers. The poster reveals, among other, that approximately 120,000 people from the UK work at sea and that many of them work at sea for more than nine months every year.
As part of a range of services to improve safety and best practice in the maritime industry, the Nautical Institute announced launch of a Shiphandling Logbook to provide mariners an essential tool to develop shiphandling skills and take advantage of training opportunities.
Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf officially opened the Liberia Maritime Training Institute at an inauguration ceremony in Marshall City, Liberia, in early January. Under the management of LISCR, LMTI has undergone a renovation and facility modernisation programme over the past two years.
In its latest report highlighting key issues in the maritime, ICS focused among others on major points on global supply and demand for seafarers, revealing a current global shortage of about 16,500 officers (2.1%), but a surplus of about 119,000 ratings (15.8%).
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