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HRAS presents 5th annual report

Human Rights at Sea launched it 5th annual report ‘Delivering Impact and Influence’ addressing the charity’s activities from June 1 2018 to May 31 2019, highlighting that their goal is transparency in all areas of its national and international work.

Shell: A zero-incident industry is top priority

During LISW 2019, Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime at Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd, highlighted how important is for the industry to continue its efforts on seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing and shared examples of Shell’s work towards a zero-incident future.

EMSA publishes EU’s seafarers 2017 statistics

EMSA published its review on Seafarers statistics in the EU for 2017, based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway until 31 December 2017 and recorded in the STCW Information system.

Stena Bulk asks Iran to visit crew on seized tanker

The President and Chief Executive of Stena Bulk, Erik Hanell, asked permission from the Iranian authorities to visit the crew members of the Stena Impero, which was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, 19 July.

USCG publishes final rule on ‘Seafarers Access to Maritime Facilities’

The USCG published a final rule on April 1, 2019, ‘Seafarers Access to Maritime Facilities’ that requires owners or operators of a maritime facility, regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen’s welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate.

AMSA launches survey on fatigue for seafarers on domestic commercial vessels

AMSA launched the ‘Fatigue Survey – Domestic Commercial Vessels’ focusing on the importance of seafarers’ wellbeing when onboard. The survey aims to get an insight into how seafarers cope with fatigue in order to develop specific guidance, while also encourage safe management practices.  

India launches contingency plan and SOP for Indian seafarers’ safety

The Indian Government launched a mechanism to keep safe the Indian crew members on board Indian or foreign ships and sailing vessels especially in emergency situations like a pirate hijacking or fatal accidents. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (I/C) for Shipping stated that the Ministry of Shipping has prepared a Contingency Plan and documented Standard Operating Procedures.

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