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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 27, 2017

    Shipping companies can avoid the costly cyber attacks by training their seafarers and onshore employees. Ship operators are not doing enough to educate crew about the risks of cyber attacks or how to avoid them. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 20, 2017

    Global piracy continues to be a concern in the Gulf of Guinea, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, according to statistics released yesterday by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 06, 2017

    In July and September 2017, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) detained the ships Rena and DL Carnation respectively for non-payment of crew wages and other breaches under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Sep 22, 2017

    ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp, a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline which supports thousands of seafarers every year, was named ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ at 2017 Safety at Sea Awards, held during London International Shipping Week. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Sep 08, 2017

    Shipping and port bosses will warn Theresa May that a two-year transition period after Brexit will not be long enough to ensure “frictionless” trade continues in Dover and other British docks. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Sep 01, 2017

    The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has released a new computer based training on prevention and response to sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying and other prohibited behaviors in the U.S. maritime industry. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Aug 25, 2017

    The 14,855 teu capacity “CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt” became the first ever ultra large container vessel (ULCV) to transit the Panama Canal yesterday in another example of how the expanded waterway is reshaping global trade. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Aug 18, 2017

    Engineers working on a ship at Cammell Laird’s in Birkenhead were evacuated from the vessel as a precaution after an electrical panel caught fire on one of its decks. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Aug 11, 2017
    Seafarer wage

    Indian sailors stranded in Scotland are a step closer to home after a court ruled they are due more than £668,000 in unpaid wages. The crew of the Malaviya Seven have not been paid in a year and the ship has been barred from leaving Aberdeen since October. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jul 20, 2017

    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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