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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 head of the UK shipowners’ organisation has called for the government to double the value of the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme.
UK Chamber of Shipping, Policy Manager Adrian Mundin, blogs on how the industry can reduce human error in accidents
The number of UK seafarers has increased for the first time since 2010, new figures released by the Department for Transport show.
UK Chamber of Shipping issued it’s latest round-up of the biggest policy news and activity from the last month at the UK Chamber
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