New KONGSBERG and DNV GL partnership set to reduce training provider costs for meeting STCW regulations

New KONGSBERG and DNV GL partnership set to reduce training provider costs for meeting STCW regulations

Kongsberg Maritime has entered a partnership with class society DNV GL to issue Product Certificates for Maritime Simulator Systems required by maritime training providers in order to meet flag state …
May 5, 2016 /  Curious
Filipino seafarers top choice

Filipino seafarers top choice

The country remains to be the world’s top source of seafarers, with around 229,000 Filipinos on board merchant shipping vessels around the world at any given time. Filipino seafarers comprise more than 25 percent …
May 3, 2016 /  Curious
 ECSA and ETF joined efforts to Increase Attractiveness of Seafaring Career

ECSA and ETF joined efforts to Increase Attractiveness of Seafaring Career

A joint position paper on the Commission’s Mid-Term Maritime Strategy Review was presented on May 22, declaring the social partnership between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the …
Jun 2, 2015 /  Curious
U.K. Changes Stance On ECDIS Training Requirement

U.K. Changes Stance On ECDIS Training Requirement

The United Kingdom Maritime & Coastguard Agency has decided to revise its take on the type of specific ECDIS training, commenting that from now on the responsibility of finding a proper way to conduct the …
Jun 1, 2015 /  Curious
New Requirements Regarding Refresher Courses Set To Come Into Force

New Requirements Regarding Refresher Courses Set To Come Into Force

Given the fact that on January 1st 2017 new regulations have been set to come to power regarding refresher courses dealing with the aspects of maritime safety and fire-fighting, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has …
Apr 28, 2015 /  Curious
IMO finalizes new training requirements for sailors in the Arctic

IMO finalizes new training requirements for sailors in the Arctic

The IMO has come to an agreement regarding training requirements for sailors navigating Arctic and Antarctic waters. The requirements aim to make navigation in polar areas safer as well as make sure that all of the …
Feb 9, 2015 /  Curious