‘Maritime Maisie’ Brings Sharp Focus to Shipowners’, Salvors’ and Insurers’ Campaign to Urge Governments to Adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines

Press Release: ICS  Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels, following a series of incidents where casualty vessels have been delayed in accessing a safe harbour. The International Chamber of…

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Bullying & harassment: the journey is not yet over

Press Release – The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA): Far from being specific to the shipping sector, bullying and harassment are phenomena, the consequences of which can be exacerbated due to the very nature of the seafaring profession. Indeed, shipping is one of the very few sectors where the workplace coincides and overlaps with the…

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IMO Secretary-General launches 2014 World Maritime Day theme: “IMO conventions: effective implementation”

IMO Briefing 04/2014, 21 January 2014: IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “IMO conventions: effective implementation”, expressing the hope that the year would see genuine progress towards effective and global implementation of all IMO conventions. Speaking at a reception to mark the launch of the theme, at the end…

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Decent Living for Efficient and Safe Ships

The Nautical Institute Human Element Bulletin Alert 34: The need for seafarers to have decent living conditions is enshrined in the new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) but the latest issue of the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Alert! explains why habitability is important for reasons of efficiency and safety. The MLC gives port state inspectors…

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ClassNK and the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation Team Up to Support Maritime Research

The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation-International Center for Maritime Research and Tradition and ClassNK have embarked on a joint venture to cooperate on matters of common interest, with emphasis on maritime research and environmental protection. A signing ceremony to commemorate the agreement between the two partners was held at the Foundation’s headquarters in Athens on 29 November…

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