The Danish Maritime Authority launches a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers

The Danish Maritime Authority launches a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers

Today, MUMBAI MÆRSK heads out from the Port of Aarhus for destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia with crew certificates that are entirely digital instead of traditional paper certificates. This is simpler, faster …
May 30, 2019 /  Vessels
“Maritime English” – Why it is essential for Seafarers to be proficient in Maritime English?

“Maritime English” – Why it is essential for Seafarers to be proficient in Maritime English?

As the shipping industry is progressing, it is becoming increasingly important for seafarers to be proficient in Maritime English. While you, definitely, can buy essays and get your regular English-related assignments …
Mar 26, 2019 /  Curious
Tomini opens crew management centre in Delhi to transform crewing operations

Tomini opens crew management centre in Delhi to transform crewing operations

Tomini has opened a crew management centre in Delhi, to develop an in-house model and transform its approach to crew management. Caption: Bulk carrier Tomini Harmony - Image courtesy of miranda reiffers te …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Curious
57 Ukrainian Seafarers Back Home

57 Ukrainian Seafarers Back Home

Through the joint efforts of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and its diplomatic …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Accidents
Chinese authorities give Höegh Fleet Services the right to employ Chinese seafarers

Chinese authorities give Höegh Fleet Services the right to employ Chinese seafarers

As the first international company in mainland China, Höegh Fleet Services China (HFSC) is now certified to recruit Chinese seafarers for sailing international waters. HFSC received the Recruitment and Placement …
May 9, 2018 /  Curious
Maersk: Hope fades for finding the missing seafarers after the fire onboard Maersk Honam

Maersk: Hope fades for finding the missing seafarers after the fire onboard Maersk Honam

Four crew members remain missing despite comprehensive search efforts as a response to the fire that broke out aboard Maersk Honam on Tuesday, 6 March. “While search operation continues the hope of finding our …
Mar 8, 2018 /  Accidents
Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers continue to pose a threat to seafarers in many parts of the world. Recent incidents reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) include the …
Sep 13, 2017 /  Piracy
Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet

Pope Francis made history with seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) by tweeting for the first time about Sea Sunday on July 9. The pontiff’s tweet, which went out at 12:30 in the afternoon …
Jul 12, 2017 /  Curious
IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force Wednesday (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to …
Jan 18, 2017 /  Curious
‘Spot The Hazard’ Safety Posters Issued Throughout the Industry in Drive to Promote Hazard Awareness

‘Spot The Hazard’ Safety Posters Issued Throughout the Industry in Drive to Promote Hazard Awareness

As part of a major initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have issued free safety posters to shipping companies …
Nov 23, 2016 /  Curious