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UK Chamber discusses Certificates of Competency with Shipping Minister

The UK Chamber and trade union Nautilus International met with UK’s Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani last week to discuss the recognition of UK Certificates of Competency following the UK’s departure from the European Union. UK Chamber CEO, Bob Sanguinetti, said that the Minister is committed to guarantee that UK seafarers will still be able to work for EU operators.

Shipping associations vow to support seafarers’ mental health

In response of this year’s Day of the Seafarer, members of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations; UK Chamber of Shipping and the Royal Dutch Shipowners Association have each launched webpages signposting seafarers to mental health charities, chaplain services and support networks.

New guidelines to ensure seafarers mental well-being

For seafarers mental health issues are a very important matter. These can include the pressures of being separation from family and isolation. For this reason, the UK Chamber of Shipping, Nautilus International and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers have created new guidelines to help shipping companies set up policies on mental well-being.  

Industry welcomes UK seafarers' training support

A new report issued for the Department of Transport, recommends that the Support for Maritime Training scheme should be increased to ensure that UK training costs are in line with other northern European countries. A great deal of industry representatives have welcomed the report so far.

Action needed to address UK seafarer shortfall

A UK Seafarer Projections study suggests that in order to avoid the shortfall the annual intake of UK officer trainees would need to more than double. UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Guy Platten has responded to the publication of the Department for Transport Seafarer Projections Review by calling on government to back its SMarT Plus proposal.

Nautilus International calls for investment in seafarer training

For the price of one mile of motorway, the Government could create thousands of much-needed jobs in the maritime sector to protect the UK’s reputation as a global shipping centre, according to the maritime professionals’ union, Nautilus International.

The human element in accidents

UK Chamber of Shipping, Policy Manager Adrian Mundin, blogs on how the industry can reduce human error in accidents

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