On Friday, December 6, the Director of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), Kathryn Neilson, addressed the seventy Vships cadets and staff during their conference; highlighting the vitally important work implemented by the MNTB right now.
UK Chamber of Shipping
Nautilus International has welcomed a reduction in risk levels by the UK for vessels transiting the Strait of Hormuz. Namely, on November 7 the Warlike Operations Area Committee (WOAC) agreed to downgrade the Strait of Hormuz from a High-Risk Area.
The UK Chamber’s of Shipping Policy Director, Anna Ziou, calls for collaboration amid approaching 2020 sulphur cap, awaiting for the IMO meeting which will be the key to demonstrate the industry’s commitment in its GHG ambition.
The tension in the Strait of Hormuz over the last months continues to pose serious threats to commercial vessels. Today, Thursday, November 7, a UK Chamber of Shipping spokesperson called for a de-escalation of tension in the Strait of Hormuz, adding that UK flagged ships will soon transit the area without close Royal Naval protection.
UK’s BBC discussed with David Balston, the Director of Policy for the UK Chamber of Shipping, about the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, why UK follows the path of strictly implementing the regulation around its ports and the possible benefits for coastal communities in terms of reduced pollution.
The UK Chamber of Shipping highlights the importance of dealing with the climate change through green and more sustainable means in the maritime sector supporting the development of more hydrogen ferries in the sector to achieve a green economy.
The UK Chamber of Shipping’s Chief Executive, Bob Sanguinetti, emphasized on climate change as the biggest challenge of today’s society and underlined the need for the UK to seize the opportunities going forward and work in closer partnership with the sector to meet its zero carbon emissions targets.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Fena Boyle, Policy Manager, Safety, UK Chamber of Shipping tells a few words about the ‘Safety Culture Charter’ for which the organization has been shortlisted for an Initiative Award. This initiative aims to make safety a top priority, encourages the reporting of near-misses and accidents and the creation of a just culture by building a safe and trusting environment.
The British Ports Association, British Tugowners Association, Port Skills and Safety, UK Chamber of Shipping, UK Major Ports Group, and UK Marine Pilots Association issued a joint notice to raise awareness against DWHLs use and the consequences. The notice highlights what is expected of seafarers in the International and Domestic codes of the ILO Code of Practice.
The UK Chamber of Shipping announced that, with the support of their operators, has developed a ‘Safety Culture Charter’ to promote and adopt a positive Safety Culture within their member organisations, leading from the top down. The initiative aims to reduce the number of accidents and incidents at sea.
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