SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Seafarers

USCG: How US vessels will conform to 2014 MLC Amendments

MLC

The 2014 Amendments to the MLC which enter into force on January 18, 2017, have established requirements for shipowners to provide financial security for the repatriation of seafarers and financial security relating to shipowners’ liability in cases of a seafarer’s injury or death. In addition, a “certificate or other documentary evidence” of this required financial security is to be carried on board the vessel.

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MPA Singapore to hold up cadet training berths

TRAINING

In light of the challenges faced by the shipping industry, the MPA Singapore has announced that it will be introducing a“Training Berth Relief Support”. This new scheme aims to help shipping companies sustain their efforts in cadet training by alleviating a part of their training costs.

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How to maintain a mental wellbeing onboard

mental

The Shipowners P&I Club notes that seafarers are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than the general population, especially depression and anxiety. Mental health continues to be a cause of Club claims. The causes of mental health problems among seafarers often relate to their social isolation.

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