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LSC Named World’s Best Seafarers’ Center

Sep 13, 2019

Liverpool Seafarers Center (LSC) in the UK has been named the world’s best seafarer center at an awards ceremony held during London International Shipping Week.LSC, which is based in Crosby and Eastham, won the International Seafarer Welfare…

V.Group to Manage ADNOC's 93 Offshore Vessels

Sep 11, 2019

Ship management and services major V.Group has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi-based ADNOC Logistics & Services to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels.The ship management company said that to support the contract…

NYK Wins Seafarers Safety Award

Sep 05, 2019

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has been recognized with the 2019 Seafarers Safety Initiative Grand Prize awarded by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for the company’s seafarer safety activities…

India's DG Shipping Completes 70 Years

Sep 02, 2019

The Directorate General of Shipping of India celebrate its 70th Foundation Day today, the 3rd September, 2019. Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya will launch the celebrations at an event in Mumbai.The Directorate General of Shipping…

World’s First: India Intros Facial Bio-Metric SID

Aug 28, 2019

India has become the first country in the world to issue Bio-metric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID), capturing the facial bio-metric data of seafarers.Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of Shipping launched the project in New Delhi yesterday (August 28)…

New Rules on Med Exam in Danish Ships

Aug 26, 2019

The order for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen will be changed on September 1, 2019, said the Danish Maritime Authority.Due to this change, it is no longer a requirement to hold a Danish Health Certificate when employed on Danish ships…

Cruise, Ferry Seafarers Among the Unhappiest

Aug 08, 2019

The seafarers working onboard cruise ships and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the industry, said a study.Seafarer happiness levels across tanker, bulk carriers and container ship sectors close to global average this quarter, it said.The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report…

NYK-Fil Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Jul 25, 2019

NYK-Fil Ship Management, the provider of qualified Filipino seafarers to international-going vessels of NYK Line, held a ceremony in Manila to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company’s establishment and the completion of a renovation of the head office…

Number of Indian Seafarers Grows 45%

Jul 23, 2019

Employment of Indian seafarers on Indian and foreign ships witnessed a growth of 45 percent in the last three years.The Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya informed the Parliament that the number has increased from 143940 in 2016 to 208799 globally in 2018…

More Women Joining Maritime Industry

Jul 05, 2019

More women are joining the maritime ranks in a variety of professions within the industry, said International Maritime Organization (IMO).To encourage this trend, IMO supported a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities…

IMO's Gender Program in Spotlight

Jun 07, 2019

In a year when promoting and empowering women is a dominant theme throughout the maritime community, International Maritime Organization (IMO) hosted a special event at the Nor-Shipping exhibition (6 June) to highlight the some of the challenges…

Maersk Seafarer Goes Overboard

May 20, 2019

A.P.M Moeller-Maersk (Maersk) has informed the search for the missing seafarer who fell overboard from the Maersk Patras on May 19, 2019, has been suspended.“It is with regret we have received the news that the search and rescue operation was…

ShipMoney Crew Payment Solutions for Tsakos

May 10, 2019

Seafarers employed on Tsakos-owned vessels operated under its management arrangement with Columbia Shipmanagement will now be paid electronically as opposed to by ‘Cash-by-Master’, under an agreement signed with ShipMoney.The deal means crew…

WISTA Pledges for Inclusion of Women in Shipping

Mar 08, 2019

The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) has launched its inclusion pledge which addresses the under representation of women in the maritime industry.The pledge addresses the underrepresentation of women in the maritime…

IMO Calls For Empower Women in Maritime

Mar 08, 2019

On International Women’s day 2019 (8 March), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has put the spotlight on women in the maritime sector.This year, IMO’s World Maritime Day theme was 'Empowering Women in the Maritime Community', giving…

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