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New Zealand: Ring-fenced seafarers need to get a medical certificate

Maritime New Zealand is reminding the 7,200 seafarers who have ring-fenced their ‘tickets’ they need a medical certificate to keep working. The medical certificate is due two years from the date a seafarer verification card was issued. Maritime NZ ring-fenced over 10,000 legacy seafarer certificates by 1 September 2017.

Solent University leads project to examine best manning strategies

Solent University leads a new project to examine the benefits and challenges of crewing. Namely, the Effective Crew Project, examines the implementation of either a stable or a fluid crewing strategy on board merchant vessels. The findings from the study will be announced on 31 January.

Watch: Maritime business and human rights

In its latest series of maritime education videos, Human Rights at Sea is covering the introduction to the topic of the development of Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. The 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are international voluntary guidance for business and human rights.

UK Chamber of Shipping: No-Deal Brexit could impact UK seafarers

On Thursday, September 13, the UK Government published another 28 technical notices, which advise on how potential disruption from a no-deal exit from the European Union can be minimised. Now, the UK Chamber of Shipping said that a No-Deal Brexit could potentially inconvenience operators of UK-flagged ships.

Number of Indian seafarers increases by over 60,000

The number of Indian seafarers has increased by over 60,000, according to Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya. While only about 92, 000 people were engaged in ship-related jobs, their number has currently gone up to 154,000, he informed. 

UN meeting focuses on maritime crime in Sulu and Celebes sea

Piracy incidents in the Sulu and Celebes Sea have been a cause of major concern for seafarers and the shipping industry in general, as crews kidnappings have been regularly seen by gangs in the area. There are various reports which suggest that maritime crime including armed robbery and piracy incidents in the region has seen an upward trend in the last few years.

Key facts published for businesses to protect human rights

Human Rights at Sea published a facts sheet to help maritime businesses understand their business and human rights requirements. The facts sheet include key questions to be asked at the executive and Board level of every business entity relating to the Respect and Remedy pillars of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Suicide thoughts: How to support seafarers before it’s too late

September 10 marked the World Suicide Prevention Day through activities including educational and commemorative events, press briefings and conferences, as well as Facebook and Twitter coverage. But is that enough to support our seafarers before it’s too late?  

Seafarers Happiness Index: Crews call for human resource management

Responding to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index, sailors have called for ship owners, operators and managers to have designated human resource management in place to address concerns and to reflect the growing appreciation and importance of seafarer mental health and wellbeing onboard.

Royal Arsenal crew still detained in Iraq one year after fatal collision

One year has passed since the fatal collision of the Handymax bulk carrier ‘Royal Arsenal’ with the diving support vessel ‘Al Misbar’, and her crew remain under detention at Umm Qasr, Iraq. After the accident, the ship returned to Umm Qasr for investigation, where she has been stuck since then along with 22 crew.


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