The MoU commits IMRF and the Nautical Institute to exchange information and technical cooperation in areas of mutual interest, and to improve training standards and guidelines across the shipping industry. In addition, the IMRF and the Nautical Institute will attempt to promote issues regarding the safety of mariners and others at sea.
InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement sector, has launched a campaign to stimulate seafarers to think about safety issues when working in enclosed spaces and encourage them to identify and share with InterManager measures which they believe would reduce risks.
The Shipowners Club issued a revised edition of its ‘Drugs and Alcohol at Sea’ booklet, to encourage healthy lifestyle onboard. The guide includes signs to assist operators in identifying drug and alcohol related issues onboard, legal implications, as well as loss prevention advice.
Ship owners must prioritise crew wellness to prevent disasters like El Faro was the main message from Sailors’ Society CEO Stuart Rivers, announcing the charity’s second Wellness at Sea Conference, in London, on 16 March 2018.
Steamship Mutual offers a new training course which is perfectly aligned with one of the key messages contained in the Club’s “Fit for Life” DVD, which has been nominated for the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award. The course will focus on the importance of a balanced diet and nutritious food along with galley hygiene.
The West of England P&I Club has published a new Loss Prevention Bulletin “Malaria – Practical Guidance for Seafarers”, containing advice on the measures that should be taken to minimise the risk of catching theMalaria disease.
Attitude change is key to boosting shipping’s professional image, says Rajaish Bajpaee, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM).
In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin , the London P&I Club draws the attention to malaria, a life-threatening disease to which seafarers are particularly at risk due to the very nature of their employment. Malaria is prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical zones around the world, with the majority of cases occurring in sub-saharan Africa.
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