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Taiwan donates to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

ISWAN and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Taiwan will donate another USD 30,000 to the Piracy Survivor Family Fund, administered by ISWAN, on behalf of the UN Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.

Port of Saint Petersburg starts social program

From the beginning of 2018, the Sea Port of Saint Petersburg invested RUB 7.3 million as part of its social programme. Over RUB 3.8 million was paid as part of the Collective Agreement with financial compensations and assistance to the employees making the bulk of payments. Additional RUB 800,000 was allocated for other social payments. 

HSBC rules out financing oil sands, coal plants, arctic drilling

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, announced that it will no longer provide project finance for new coal power plants, arctic drilling, as well as new tar sands projects, including the construction of any pipelines, becoming the latest in a series of international financiers to have distanced themselves from North American pipelines.

UK Club supports IMRF maritime mass rescue projects

The UK P&I Club made a donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federation, in a bid to support its work developing resources, training and building preparedness for maritime mass rescue operations. The IMRF is the international non-governmental organisation which works to develop and improve maritime search and rescue.

Promoting maritime careers to young people

The UK Merchant Navy Training Board’s Careers at Sea campaign wants UK shipping organisations to help raise awareness of the shipping industry and maritime careers among young people and jobseekers. For this reason, the UK Chamber of Shipping will launch Tidal Tuesday on 6th of March.

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