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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jul 20, 2017
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    Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the importance of vaccinations for seafarers: “One of the most effective and obvious ways to prevent infections onboard a ship is good personal hygiene. However, for seafarers who travel worldwide this is often not enough. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jul 14, 2017
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    The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2017. The report highlights continuing decline in the number of incidents of maritime piracy. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jul 07, 2017
    Philippine Seafarers

    International backing has been given to a new initiative from London-based Seafarers Rights’ International (SRI), which aims to harness the support of governments worldwide in implementing locally-binding legislation on the fair treatment of seafarers following a maritime casualty. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jun 23, 2017
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    Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years during March to May this year, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jun 16, 2017
    The port of Bunos aires

    The Port of Buenos Aires has joined the network of Green Award ports by launching a 10 percent discount on port fees for all types of Green Award certified sea-going ships. The Green Award offers certification of ships that apply best practices and exceed the industry statutory regulations in terms of safety, quality and environmental stewardship. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jun 09, 2017
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    Law firm Reed Smith is reporting on a growing email scam being circulated amongst owners and charterers and, in particular, being sent to ships. These emails are being sent by scammers posing as law firms in order to distribute malware, including the latest ransom-ware. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jun 02, 2017
    Ballast

    The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. However, a number of administrations have co-sponsored a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that could delay the requirements for fitting ballast water treatment systems on existing vessels until 2019, North P&I Club informs. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 26, 2017
    Guards

    UK ports have stepped up security and screening measures for ferry passengers following the deadly attack on concertgoers in Manchester earlier this week. At the port of Holyhead, the nation’s second-busiest passenger port, police commissioner Arfon Jones has added new armed patrols to ensure security, part of the UK’s Operation Temperer. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 19, 2017
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    The UK P&I Club is putting the spotlight on seafarer mental health with suicide the cause of 15% of deaths at sea. As a career seafarers are second most at risk from suicide Anuj Velankar, senior loss prevention advisor, UK P&I Club, told a seminar in Singapore on Tuesday. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 12, 2017
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    The UK prides itself on being an island nation in a world that is almost three-quarters oceans and seas. Packed full of potentially valuable resources, the ocean has long played a vital role in transport and fishing. But commercial exploitation has been slowed by the very real technical and non-technological challenges and the high costs that accompany them. Continue reading

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