UK P&I Club launches Lessons Learnt video on enclosed space refrigeration maintenance incident

(Nov 25 2021)

UK P&I Club has released its latest video in a series of award-winning reflective training videos, based on a real-life incident where two men narrowly escaped serious injury while testing an emergency fire pump.



Tanker Master’s fatigue led to $72.9m marine accident

(Nov 25 2021)

A tanker operating company’s decision to change masters without a handover period led to a $72.9 million marine accident, according to a National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident Brief issued Tuesday.



ISWAN looks back on an extraordinary year for seafarers

(Nov 25 2021)

With calls and messages to its 24-hour helplines more than tripling last year as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has had a unique insight into the challenges faced by seafa...



Watch video - Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from tanker near Galveston

(Nov 18 2021)

The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man from a tanker vessel near Galveston, Texas.



Ocean Technologies Group partners with Samson Rope

(Nov 18 2021)

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) and Samson Rope, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance synthetic rope solutions, have agreed to collaborate to provide seafarers with on-demand access to Samson’s comprehensive set of online courses i...



IMEC launches Ratings CMS developed by Ocean Technologies Group

(Nov 11 2021)

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has launched a Competency Management System for Ratings (CMS-R), having commissioned Ocean Technologies Group to develop these specific competencies in 2020.



Columbia Shipmanagement announces new mental health initiative

(Nov 11 2021)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is proud to announce it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare.



OCIMF appoints new Managing Director, Karen Davis from ConocoPhillips

(Oct 29 2021)

Karen Davis from US-based global oil and gas company ConocoPhillips will succeed Rob Drysdale as Managing Director of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).



OCIMF issues “Guidance for the Employment of Private Maritime Security Companies”

(Oct 29 2021)

This guidance is intended to help owners/operators with pre-selection considerations before using private maritime security services.



Seafarer happiness at pre-pandemic levels but risks of exodus from industry

(Oct 29 2021)

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index from The Mission to Seafarers highlights long term repercussions if welfare standards don’t change.



New recruitment service enables ship owners to recruit faster than ever

(Oct 21 2021)

OSM Maritime launches new recruitment services which aim to reduce the time it takes to find the right people for the job.



BSM and KIMFT promote Korean seafarers for global shipping trades

(Oct 14 2021)

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technologies (KIMFT), a maritime education and research institute operated by the government of South Korea.



Crew from COVID ship in Australia discharged from hospital as two remain in ICU

(Oct 14 2021)

Two more crew members from MV Stolt Sakura docked off Fremantle have been transferred from hospital to hotel quarantine.



12 of 22 crew members test positive for COVID on Stolt Sakura in Fremantle, Australia

(Oct 07 2021)

The oil and chemical tanker the Stolt Sakura berthed on the 2 October 2021 at Fremantle Port to allow for WA Health public health officials to test all crew members for COVID-19.



Navigator Holdings - gas fuelled ships seafarer training collaboration with Northern Marine Group

(Oct 07 2021)

Navigator Holdings Ltd. (“Navigator”), a leading provider of seaborne transportation and distribution of liquified gases, is delighted to announce a seafarer training collaboration with Northern Marine Group (“Northern Marine”) which will prepare RO-...




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