Seafarer hassles in ports

(Jun 25 2020)

Should the industry publish port corruption assessments?



Dropsafe champions new DROPS VR virtual reality training platform

(Jun 25 2020)

Global leader in Drops prevention, Dropsafe, has thrown its weight behind a new virtual reality platform called DROPS VR, from Singapore-based software firm DrillingVR and global O&G industry safety group DROPS.



SOS to set aside more than S$1.5million to help in crew change during COVID-19

(Jun 25 2020)

The Seacare Hotel is one of the two facilities designated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to accommodate crew who are unable to transfer directly to his/her vessel or flight and require a temporary rest area of up to 48 hours.



Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.GROUP

(Jun 25 2020)

V.GROUP, the leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, and Ocean Technologies Group, the leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies, have entered a strategic partnership to offer best-in-class e-l...



Seafarers Hospital Society extends mental health support in response to Covid-19

(Jun 25 2020)

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has renewed its contract with Big White Wall for another year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.



Day of the Seafarer: Slow response from governments pushing seafarers to their limits

(Jun 25 2020)

Despite a universal campaign from all sectors of the shipping industry to classify seafarers as key workers, and to facilitate crew transfers, many governments are still dragging their heels, says INTERCARGO, the body representing the world’s dry bul...



Do not set seafarers up to fail cautions ABS Chairman

(Jun 25 2020)

“Shipping’s digital revolution must have its roots in the human factor. Expecting today’s shipboard crews to adopt a digital mindset without the right skills puts them in an untenable position and risks safety for everyone.”



Webinar Wednesdays: Crisis communications and media management

(Jun 25 2020)

This July, Navigate Response invites you to join our brand-new Wednesday Webinar series on maritime crisis communications.



Thome's "Onboard Videoke Challenge"

(Jun 23 2020)

Thome Ship Management has issued an "Onboard Videoke Challenge" with prize money of $750 - although only Thome ships can enter.



Turkish shipowners and operators Güngen invest in KONGSBERG simulators for crew training

(Jun 18 2020)

Kongsberg Digital has won a contract with Turkish shipowners and operators Güngen Maritime & Trading A/S for delivery of a K-Sim Cargo Handling Simulator, interfaced to a real KONGSBERG K-Chief 600 marine automation system.



As ports slowly open, ships look to replace exhausted seafarers

(Jun 18 2020)

Ravi Nagar was among the roughly 200,000 seafarers stranded on ships because of tight port restrictions and canceled flights due to Covid-19. But the 40-year-old captain is lucky.



Covid measures prove costly for crewing sector

(Jun 18 2020)

Ship operators are doing all they can to ensure the safety of seafarers around the globe and the trade of vital food and supplies – but these important measures are proving costly as well as tricky warns a crew specialist.



Stream Marine Training re-opens safely to offer blended learning for Key Workers

(Jun 11 2020)

After weeks of hard work and careful planning, Stream Marine Training (SMT) re-opened for business on 1st June offering a blended digital and classroom based range of STCW safety critical courses to support the maritime industry’s key-workers.



Videotel wins host of awards for its training programmes

(Jun 11 2020)

Maritime e-learning provider Videotel has won a host of prestigious awards for its recent releases underlying the continued focus on quality since becoming part of Ocean Technologies Group.



Man searches for family of Glengormley seaman killed alongside father in 1970 tanker blast

(Jun 11 2020)

An appeal has been launched to find the family of a ship's officer from Northern Ireland, killed in an oil tanker explosion 50 years ago.




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June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations