India’s Ministry of Shipping and Finance announced the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Group to deal with maritime security issues arising from potential hijacking of merchant vessels with Indian crew. An additional series of anti–piracy measures have been put in place for Indian-flagged vessels.
Human Rights at Sea in partnership with University of Bristol Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Implementation Centre have published the first report on ‘Flag States and Human Rights’. The report is a study on flag state practice in monitoring, reporting and enforcing human rights obligations onboard vessels.
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Sandra Welch, Deputy CEO, Sailors’ Society explains the motivation behind the ‘Wellness at Sea’ project for which the organization has been shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Ben Bailey, Director of Advocacy, The Mission to Seafarers, talks about ‘Seafarers’ Happiness Index’ project for which the organization has been shortlisted in the ‘Initiative’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.
Adopting habits that increase our emotional health and wellbeing, seafarers can build a reserve of strength that can be called upon when they need it most. Here are seven ways; seven small changes in daily seafarers’ life to maintain a good health while working in a such challenging working environment.
We all feel stressed at times, although stress in the right amount is useful and essential for survival, the effects of stress can be unpleasant or uncomfortable. How useful could mindfulness be to seafarers though?
EMSA issued a review of Seafarer Statistics in the EU, based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2016 and recorded in the STCW Information system. The data included in the report show that 174,780 masters and officers have valid certificates of competency.
Taking into consideration today’s training needs, CSMART offers online distance learning tools before the actual training, bridging the gap between theory and practice. For the future of maritime training, a key challenge could be how to cultivate knowledge beyond compliance, Capt. Hans Hederstrom, Managing Director of CSMART mentions, due to increased operational complexity and emerging risks.
Foreign flag passenger vessels arriving in the US that embark passengers for the first time or make an initial US port call while carrying US citizens as passengers must take part in the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam process. Vessels returning to service after absence from the US must also participate in the ICOC exam process.
As Human Rights at Sea informed seventeen seafarers were abandoned on the island of Kish by their respective shipping companies with salaries of almost two years and their identification papers confiscated. The allegations include food-poisoning, limited access to clean water and denial of medical treatments.
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