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2017
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2017
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Seafarers

UK P&I Club expands support of seafarer welfare

WELFARE

The UK P&I Club extended its support of Sailors’ Society’s Emotional Wellness module for a further year. One of five sections in the global charity’s "Wellness at Sea" programme, the Emotional Wellness training aims to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and to enable seafarers to handle challenging situations at sea.

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UK maritime sector highlighted ahead of Brexit

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As discussions over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union get under way, Brexit negotiators have been reminded of the importance of the country’s maritime sector in negotiations and the need to provide enhanced seafarer employment and training, Nautilus International informed.

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Counting backwards for Day of the Seafarer 2017

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On the occasion of Day of the Seafarers, on 25 June, IMO encourages everyone to join the campaign and show that #SeafarersMatter. Under this theme, the campaign is engaging people responsible for the world’s ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them by featuring initiatives that support and promote seafarer welfare.

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Indonesia, Jamaica ratify MLC Convention

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The International Labour Organization announced that two states, Indonesia and Jamaica, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended, on 12 and 13 June, becoming the 83rd and 84th state to ratify the MLC, respectively.

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Learn your rights when travelling by sea

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The UK MCA has updated the document concerning the rights of passengers travelling by sea. According to regulation, passengers experiencing delay and cancellation of service have specific rights as well as disabled passengers and those with reduced mobility. Also, passengers have rights in the event of accidents, therefore, it is important anyone to be aware of them.

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ITF guide on MLC gets updated

Earlier this June, the ITF released an updated version of its guide for seafarers to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention incorporating latest amendments. This landmark Convention gives to seafarers the right for a safe and secure workplace, where safety standards are complied with, where they have fair terms of employment and decent living and working conditions.

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Paris MoU CIC on MLC achieved its goal

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Paris MoU has expressed its satisfaction with the overall result of its CIC on MLC for which a total of 3,674 questionnaires were completed from 1 Sep to 30 Nov 2016. The campaign resulted in 42 MLC detentions. Positive results were recorded on certificates attesting medical fitness, the verification of records of the inspections of the accommodation, food and catering.

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UK Club advises on tackling obesity in seafarers

obesity

The UK P&I Club comments on the fact many crewmembers fail pre-sea medical examinations, due to a combination of serious illnesses linked to obesity, informing that a body mass index of 25 or above can signify a serious weight problem. Being overweight may interfere with the seafarer's role and performance on-board.

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