SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Seafarers

Registered Greek Seamen increased in 2016

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According to a survey conducted by ELSTAT, the total number of enlisted Greek seamen increased by 2.8%, in 2016 compared with 2015. The number of Greek seamen enlisted on ships under Greek flag increased by 2.5% and on ships under the foreign flag contracted with NAT by 5.8%.

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USSMMA to resume Sea Year for its cadets

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The USMMAhas announced that Sea Year training for USMMA Midshipmen will resume on three commercial carriers beginning in March 2017. The reinstatement of the program follows the implementation of comprehensive new policies, including a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault and sexual harassment to ensure that the Academy’s standards for behavior, leadership and integrity are upheld.

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New themes for Seafarers Awareness Week launched

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Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity. The campaign will focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.

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IMarEST & MARINA support Filipino seafarers

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IMarEST has announced that it has signed a MOU with the MARINA to further support the recognition of seafarers through routes to registration, providing a pathway for seafarers to use their Certificates of Competency and experience gained, to work towards an international qualification, Chartered Marine Engineer for engineers and Chartered Marine Technologist for deck officers.

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How to be protected against HIV when onboard

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For seafarers, the likelihood of contracting an Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is increased, due to their unsettled lifestyles and a lack of access to necessary precautions. The Shipowners P&I Club in partnership with ISWAN has isued guidance which dispels some of the common misconceptions about sexually transmitted infections and provides seafarers' with advice for safe sex.

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