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India to focus on increasing the number of seafarers

Increasing the number of seafarers by boosting job potential will be one of the priority areas for the Indian Ministry of Shipping, said Minister Mansukhlal Mandaviya while speaking to local media, Tuesday. India is now one of the top suppliers for seafarers worldwide.

Watch: Career advice for female leaders in shipping

In line with IMO’s World Maritime Day theme for 2019 ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, ABS issued a video depicting few of the organization’s female leaders discussing career advice for women pursuing a career in the maritime industry.

Marine engineering schools project enters next phase

England-based charity Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets charity launched the next phase of their joint Marine Engineering Pathway schools project, aiming to engage young people across the UK in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to think about a future in marine engineering.

IMO explores gender equality at Nor-Shipping

On the sidelines of ​Nor-Shipping exhibition last week in Oslo, IMO hosted a special event to highlight some of the challenges and the solutions around encouraging women to take up seafaring roles. This comes in line with IMO’s enhanced efforts during the last year to empower women in the maritime community.

Disney Cruise Line inspires future female leaders

Disney Cruise Line announced a new initiative to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry by funding scholarships to empower girls and young women to pursue careers in the cruise industry.

Watch: Artificial Intelligence on ‘Stena Scandinavica’

The video, issued by Stena Line, shows how the Captain and crew onboard the cruise ferry ‘Stena Scandinavica’ are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce the fuel consumption on the Gothenburg – Kiel route, under a pilot study initiated back in September 2018. 

Offshore energy firms commit to create new career opportunities in UK

Offshore energy firms Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, ScottishPower Renewables, and Vattenfall have joined forces with the University of East Anglia, Nautilus Associates and UK charity The Bridge Trust to create new career opportunities for young people in the East of England.

MOL informs Junior High students on developments in ocean shipping

MOL welcomed career-minded students from Komaba Toho Junior High School, February 20, for a lecture on the ocean shipping business and merchant vessels. Twelve students visited the office, starting off by listening to explanations of ocean shipping’s role in daily life. Twelve students visited the office, starting off by listening to explanations of ocean shipping’s role in daily life.

Filipino seafarers account for 30% of crew on Japanese vessels

Filipino crew form about a 30% of the 46,000 seafarers deployed on Japanese vessels, said the chairman of International Mariners’ Management of Japan (IMMAJ) in an official speech. The statement was made on the sidelines of the graduation of 195 midshipmen and women belonging to the second batch of “Empriverion” class of 2018.

Second CAREER4SEA Conference to highlight maritime career opportunities

SAFETY4SEA is happy to announce that the second CAREER4SEA Conference will be held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, at the Eugenides Foundation, Athens. Greece, from 10:30 to 17:30, a pro bono event which aims to highlight industry dynamics and career opportunities in shipping industry for the young generation.

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