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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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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Jul 14, 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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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